- May 24, 2017
On May 24, 2017, the Aspen Institute hosted a discussion and subsequent reception at the China Club Berlin on the topic “4 Months Down, 44 Months to Go – Two American Perspectives on President Trump.” Four months had passed since the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th president of the United States, and the effects of his presidency have not only been felt in the United States, but also by its allies in Europe and outside the western hemisphere. The Aspen Institute’s distinguished trustees David Knower, Chief Operating Officer, Cerberus Deutschland GmbH, and Frank Sportolari, President, United Parcel Service Deutschland, engaged in a rich and fruitful debate and shared their personal insights from distinctive perspectives. It was argued that Donald Trump constitutes an interesting subject for analysis due to his unconventional style of governing. Topics included Trump’s electoral campaign, U.S.-trade relations, U.S.-German relations and the administration’s approach to the U.S. federal budget.