US presidential election 2020: Can Donald Trump cling on to his base?

To win re-election, the US president needs to unite his “red wall” core vote, while sowing doubt among Joe Biden’s.

Donald Trump is partial to military displays. In 2019 he succeeded in getting US army tanks to line the streets of Washington, DC for the 4 July festivities. And now his success or failure in the 2020 race for the White House is likely to depend on defending his metaphorical "red wall": states that Republicans won from the Democrats in 2016 and which now comprise their most valuable core vote.

Like any conqueror, Trump has sought to remake the political map in his own image....
source: New Statesman

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