F24 launches Running for the White House
On November 3rd 2020, American citizens will elect their new President. The country is currently dealing with racial and social tensions, environmental issues as well all the challenges brought forth by coronavirus, which has already killed more than 200,000 Americans. This election is crucial to determine the future of the United States and it will shape the country’s trajectory for the next four years.
Will Donald Trump be reelected for a second term, or can Joe Biden win the election?
In “Running for the White House”, every Friday from September 25 2020 at 1600 GMT (1800 Paris time), France 24’s four channels and their correspondents analyse the images in the US that caught the world’s attention, the controversies on the campaign trail and help viewers better understand the stakes behind every move by the President and his challenger.
In the first episode, hosted by France 24’s special correspondent in Washington Kethevane Gorjestani:
- Picture of the week: 20,000 American flags planted in front of the Washington Monument, 1 for every 10 Americans who have died of Covid-19.
- Latest controversy: The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg triggered a fierce political battle on whether a vacant Supreme Court seat should be filled during an election year.
- Campaign focus: The Trump campaign went all in on Pennsylvania, with 2 rallies in the state this week. The Keystone state and its 20 electoral votes are shaping up to be the single most important race in this election, with data analysis giving the winner of the state a 90% chance of winning the presidency.
- What’s next: Donald Trump and Joe Biden will face off in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, September 29th for the first of three presidential debates.