Wer fordert Donald Trump heraus? – #RoutetoDemocrats2020

Ende 2020 werden die AmerikanerInnen einen oder eine PräsidentIn wählen. Folgt mit uns den Kandiderenden der demokratischen Partei auf Ihrem Weg zur Wahl. Wir begleiten zunächst die TOP 7 der letzten Umfragen, und analysieren so die relevantesten Kandidierenden ausführlich. Je nach Umfrage, passen wir die Auswahl an. Unser Fokus liegt auf den Themen Außenpolitik, Wirtschaftspolitik und Klimapolitik. Sobald ein(e) Kandidierende(r) beim demokratischen Parteikongress ausgewählt wurde, werden wir den Wahlkampf zwischen Donald Trump und dieser Person begleiten.

Vergleicht die TOP 7-Kandidierenden, stöbert durch Ihre Positionen (die wir laufend aktualisieren) und folgt unserem Podcast! Klickt euch rein!


Joe Biden

Alter: 76
Heimatort: Scranton, PA
Politische Stationen:

  • Vizepräsident unter Barack Obama (2008-2016)
  • Präsidentschaftskandidat (1988 und 2008)
  • Senator von Delaware (1973-2009)



„If we don’t lead the world, someone else will.“


Bernie Sanders

Alter: 77
Heimatort: New York City, NY
Politische Stationen:

  • Senator von Vermont (seit 2007)
  • Präsidentschaftskandidat (2016)
  • Abgeordneter im Repräsentantenhaus (1991-2007)



„The U.S. must lead the world in improving international cooperation“

Elizabeth Warren

Alter: 70
Heimatort: Oklahoma City, OK
Politische Stationen:

  • Senatorin von Massachusetts (seit 2013)
  • Special Advisor for the Financial Consumer Protection Bureau (2010-2011)



„It’s time for a foreign policy that works for all Americans, not just wealthy elites.“

Pete Buttigieg

Alter: 37
Heimatort: South Bend, IN
Politische Stationen: 

  • Bürgermeister von South Bend (seit 2012)
  • Kandidatur zum Vorsitz des DNC (2017)


TIME Magazine


„We must reestablish trust in America’s Word


Amy Klobuchar

Alter: 59
Heimatort: Plymouth, MN
Politische Stationen:

  • Senatorin von Minnesota (seit 2007)

Washington Post


„Our frontline troops, diplomats and intelligence officers, who are out there every day risking their lives for our country, deserve better than foreign policy by tweet“

Kamala Harris

Alter: 54
Heimatort: Oakland, CA
Politische Stationen:

  • Senatorin von Kalifornien (seit 2017)
  • Generalstaatsanwältin von Kalifornien (2011-2017)

ZEIT Online


„America must fight alongside friends and allies – not alone“

Cory Booker

Alter: 50
Heimatort: Washington, D.C.
Politische Stationen:

  • Senator von New Jersey (seit 2013)
  • Bürgermeister von Newark (2006-2013)



„We must restore America’s social and moral leadership“

Fotos: Joe Biden (Official Senate Portrait),Kamala Harris (Official Senate Portrait), Elizabeth Warren (Official Senate Protrait), Bernie Sanders (Official Senate Protrait),
Pete Buttigieg (Official Campaign Website), Cory Booker (Official Senate Protrait), Amy Klobuchar (Official Senate Portrait),
Flagge der USA (Wikipedia)/
Auswahl und Reihenfolge: Real Clear Politics Poll 19.01.2020

Überblick der Positionen

Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik

“The next president must repair our relationships with our allies and stand up to strongmen and thugs on the global stage to rally the world to meet these challenges. We can reclaim our longstanding position as the moral and economic leader of the world.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“I just don’t know why this administration seems to feel the need to coddle autocrats and dictators from Putin to Kim Jong Un to . . . Duterte. I don’t understand it.” (Washington Post)

Russland: “Look at what’s happening with Putin. While Putin is trying to undo our elections, he is undoing elections in Europe. Look what’s happened in Hungary, look what’s happening in Poland, look what’s happening. Do you think that would happen on my watch or Barack’s watch? You can’t answer that, but I promise you it wouldn’t have. And it didn’t.“ (CNN)

“Mr Biden warned Russia that further ‘provocative behaviour’ would lead to ‘greater isolation’ and urged Moscow to end its alleged support for pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine.” (BBC)

„We have to be explicit in our response and make clear to Russia that there’s a price to pay for these transgressions of international norms,“ (Munich Security Conference)

“We need to continue to support our NATO allies, as well as Georgia and Ukraine, by establishing virtually continuous air, land and sea presence on NATO’s eastern perimeter.“ (Munich Security Conference)

Iran: “Trump’s policy of maximum pressure has produced worse than minimum results,” (Politico)

“Biden added that Trump’s hard line on Iran had also ‘alienated us from our allies,’” (Politico)

Nordkorea: “we still don’t have a single commitment from North Korea. Not one missile or nuclear weapon has been destroyed, not one inspector is on the ground,” he said. “If anything, the situation has gotten worse. North Korea has continued to churn out fissile material and is no longer an isolated pariah on the world stage.” (Politico)

Venezuela: “The violence in Venezuela today against peaceful protesters is criminal. Maduro’s regime is responsible for incredible suffering. The U.S. must stand with the National Assembly & Guaidó in their efforts to restore democracy through legitimate, internationally monitored elections.” (Twitter)

“means cutting our bloated defense budget and ending the stranglehold of defense contractors on our military policy. It means reinvesting in diplomacy and standing with our allies to advance our shared interests.” (Kampagnen-Website) 

Russland: “In Europe, we should work with our allies to impose strong, targeted penalties on Russia for its attempts to subvert elections, and we should work to help our European allies develop energy independence. “ (Kampagnen-Website)

“Russia is provoking the international community with opportunistic harassment and covert attacks.” (foreign policy vision)

Iran: “I hope Iran chooses a different path. But let’s be clear: Trump provoked this crisis. He has no strategy to contain it, he’s burned through our friends and allies, and now he’s doubling down on military force. We can’t afford another forever war.” (Twitter)

Nordkorea: “Our President shouldn’t be squandering American influence on photo ops and exchanging love letters with a ruthless dictator,” (Twitter)

Mittlerer Osten (Syrien/Afghanistan): „I think it is right to get our troops out of Syria — and, let me add, I think it’s right to get our troops out of Afghanistan” (Kampagnen-Website)

“We’ve ‚turned the corner‘ in Afghanistan so many times that it seems we’re now going in circles. After years of constant war, Afghanistan hardly resembles a functioning state, and both poppy production and the Taliban are again on the rise.” (foreign policy vision)

Venezuela: “The Venezuelan people deserve free and fair elections, an economy that works, and the ability to live without fear of violence from their own government. Instead of reckless threats of military action or sanctions that hurt those in need, we should be taking real steps to support the Venezuelan people.” (Huffington Post)

“including a collapsing state in Venezuela that threatens to disrupt its neighbors.” (foreign policy vision) 

“The U.S. must lead the world in improving international cooperation in the fight against climate change, militarism, authoritarianism, and global inequality.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“When we are in the White House, we will:

  • Implement a foreign policy which focuses on democracy, human rights, diplomacy and peace, and economic fairness.
  • Allow Congress to reassert its Constitutional role in warmaking, so that no president can wage unauthorized and unconstitutional interventions overseas.
  • Follow the American people, who do not want endless war. American troops have been in Afghanistan for nearly 18 years, the longest war in American history. Our troops have been in Iraq since 2003, and in Syria since 2015, and many other places. It is long past time for Congress to reassert its Constitutional authority over the use of force to responsibly end these interventions and bring our troops home.
  • End U.S. support for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, which has created the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe.
  • Rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement and talk to Iran on a range of other issues.
  • Work with pro-democracy forces around the world to build societies that work for and protect all people. In the United States, Europe, and elsewhere, democracy is under threat by forces of intolerance, corruption, and authoritarianism.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“Well, the issue, again, is, right now, the United States alone spends almost as much money… on defense as the rest of the world… We don’t have enough money to take care of our veterans. Our infrastructure is crumbling. Kids can’t afford to go to college. So, what we have got to do is work with the entire global economy and all the countries around the world.” (FeeltheBern)

Russland: “Economic and Diplomatic Pressure: To temper Russian aggression (e.g. the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula), Bernie supports freezing Russian government assets all over the world and imposing sanctions on Russia. Bernie also supports encouraging international corporations with huge investments in Russia to divest from that nation’s increasingly hostile political aims.” (FeeltheBern)

“Work with the International Community: The United States must create a unified stance with our international allies in order to effectively address Russian aggression.” (FeeltheBern)

“Respond To Election Interference: Russia must be held accountable for their efforts to meddle in elections in the United States.” (FeeltheBern)

“The entire world has got to stand up to Putin. We’ve got to deal with sanctions. There are a number of things that you could do. But this is what you don’t do: You don’t go to war. You don’t sacrifice lives of young people in this country as we did in Iraq and Afghanistan.” ((FeeltheBern)

Iran: “The United States Congress must do everything it can to prevent the Trump Administration’s attempts to put us on the brink of a catastrophic and unconstitutional war with Iran.” (FeeltheBern)

“Let me be as clear as I can be: a war with Iran would be an absolute disaster,” (FeeltheBern)

Nordkorea: „You know, this is one area, actually, where I do not fault Trump. I think the idea of sitting down with Kim Jong Un is the right thing to do. It is very, very difficult, but clearly they are a threat to the planet. They are isolated. They’re demagogic, and we have just got to do everything we can to have China and the people in the Pacific Rim put as much pressure on North Korea and make it clear that they cannot continue to act this way. It is not an easy situation,“ (MSN)

„I have no problem with [Trump] sitting down with Kim Jong-un in North Korea or anyplace else. But I don’t want it simply to be a photo opportunity.” (Common Dreams)

Mittlerer Osten (Syrien/Afghanistan/Saudi-Arabien/Israel): “U.S. troops should be withdrawn from [Syria] and Afghanistan, but in a planned and coordinated way,” (Huffington Post)

“In both Afghanistan and Syria, withdrawing troops does not mean withdrawing all involvement, and we should stay politically engaged in these countries and do whatever we can to help them build governments and economies that are responsible to their people,” (Huffington Post)

“Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has been hailed as a progressive reformer. But his track record of imprisoning, torturing and murdering activists begs to differ. It’s time that the U.S. and the international community hold this despotic regime accountable.” (Twitter)

“…the bottom line is that Israel must have the right to exist in peace and security, just as the Palestinians must have the right to a homeland in which they and they alone control their political system and their economy.” (FeeltheBern)

Venezuela: “The people of Venezuela are enduring a serious humanitarian crisis. The Maduro government must put the needs of its people first, allow humanitarian aid into the country, and refrain from violence against protesters.” (Twitter)

“put a high bar on use of force, exceedingly high bar on doing so unilaterally” (Kampagnen-Website)

“repeal and replace blank cheque on use of force and ensure a robust debate on future operations” (Kampagnen-Website)

“reestablish trust in Americas Word; internal divisions as national security weaknesses”(Kampagnen-Website)

“Our legitimacy abroad rests on our democracy at home. So let’s improve and revitalize our democracy with ambitious, structural reforms.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

Russland: “a self-interested, disruptive, and adversarial actor.” (Kampagnen-Website)

„We must be ready to deter such behavior in the future—through diplomatic, economic, and even cyber tools and information operations. But we must also deal with the real weaknesses that the Russians exploited—not just the gaps in our technology but our capacity to be too easily turned against each other.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“Future U.S. policy towards Russia must include a regional security framework that promotes stability for Eastern Europe and incentivizes Russia to adhere to international norms.” (Kampagnen-Website)

Iran: “rejoin our international partners and recommit the United States to the Iran nuclear deal.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“deal was not concluded to do Iran a favor but in our national security interests” (Kampagnen-Website)

Nordkorea: “For decades, the United States and our allies have successfully deterred North Korean use of nuclear weapons. [..] So rather than a zero-sum insistence on full and complete denuclearization before any peace is possible, we can recognize that the two processes can be mutually reinforcing, with small steps leading to bigger ones. You will not see me exchanging love letters on White House letterhead with a brutal dictator who starves and murders his own people.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

“Until verifiable changes in nuclear program are seen, sanctions must remain in place.” (Kampagnen-Website)

Afghanistan: „Keep necessary special ops presence to prevent terror attacks. Got to put an end to endless war globally. Top priority to get out well.“ (NYT)

“The United States can’t fix every fragile state where extremism might flourish. But with proper legal authorities, we should maintain limited, focused and specialized counterterrorism and intelligence missions in places like Afghanistan, to reduce the likelihood that such places will become launching pads for attacks on the United States or our allies. “ (Kampagnen-Website)

Mittlerer Osten (Israel/Palästina, Golf, Syrien): “a supporter of Israel may also oppose the policies of the Israeli right-wing government. Especially when we see increasingly disturbing signs that the Netanyahu government is turning away from peace.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

“we can no longer sell out our deepest values for the sake of fossil fuel access and lucrative business deals. If we recognize that the torture and execution of dissidents is wrong, then we should have the courage to say that it is wrong on both sides of the Gulf.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

“A two-state solution that achieves legitimate Palestinian aspirations and meets Israel’s security needs remains the only viable way forward, and it will be our policy to support such a solution actively.” (Kampagnen-Website)

Venezuela: “And yes, it means isolating dictatorship and encouraging democracy working in concert with our Latin American neighbors.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“Casual references to throwing U.S. troops at situations like the crisis in Venezuela will not help. But engagement will. That means adding, not subtracting, to USAID efforts in Central America” (Kampagnen-Website)

„Whether it’s the nuclear threat of North Korea and Iran, chaos and oppression in Venezuela, or confronting China’s unfair trade practices, the U.S. is most effective at confronting global challenges when we work in lockstep with our partners.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

Middle East (Syrien/Afghanistan): „As president, she’ll end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and protracted military engagements in places like Syria. But she’ll do so responsibly – by consulting our Generals and Ambassadors, not via tweet.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

„She is opposed to US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen because Congress never approved American involvement in the conflict.“ (VOX)

“My concern is that when we make decisions about what we will do in terms of our military presence, much less our diplomatic priorities, that we do that in a way that will involve consultation with our military leaders, in a way that will involve some kind consultation or at least outreach to our allies, and that when we make those decisions, the American public can have a better sense of confidence that it is the right decision. So, as much as anything, I’m concerned by the process by which the president has gone about doing what he has done in Syria.” (Huffington Post)

Israel/Palästina: „She’ll continue her unshakable support for Israel and work towards a two-State solution so that Palestinians and Israelis can govern themselves in security, dignity, and peace.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

Russland: „Turning our back on the world is not an option: the U.S. and our allies face real threats to our security – from Russian aggression to international terrorism – and we need to be clear-eyed, determined, and proactive in confronting them.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

Iran: “stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but without isolating the United States diplomatically and risking an unnecessary war” (Kampagnen-Website)

Nordkorea: “This unilateral approach to foreign policy that includes embracing a dictator and taking his word over the American intelligence community is not smart and I believe is not in the best interest of our nation” (Washington Times)

Venezuela: „What’s happening in Venezuela is a crisis. The people who have fled Maduro’s dictatorial regime deserve safety and protection. As President, I would immediately extend TPS (Temporary Protected Status) to Venezuelans. It’s the right thing to do. America must show moral leadership in this hemisphere.“ (Twitter)

„The U.S. must immediately condemn Maduro’s violence against his own people. There is no excuse for this. The Venezuelan military and security forces must demonstrate restraint. Venezuelans deserve a free and fair election and a peaceful transition of power.“ (Twitter)

“Even if you want to isolate you from the world, the world won’t let you. Internationale problems come banging on your door, just as opportunities come knocking.” (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)

“Amy believes that we need to stand strong — and consistently — with our allies and that we must respect our frontline troops, diplomats and intelligence officers, who are out there every day risking their lives for our country, and deserve better than foreign policy by tweet. She would invest in diplomacy and rebuild the State Department and modernize our military to stay one step ahead of China and Russia, including with serious investments in cybersecurity.” (Kampagnen-Website)

Russland: “impose serious costs on the Putin regime and its enablers for hostile acts against the United States and our allies.” (Kampagnen-Website)

Iran: “The 2015 nuclear agreement imposed verifiable limits on Iran’s nuclear program that would prevent it from building a nuclear weapon. Senator Klobuchar will negotiate to bring the United States back into the nuclear agreement with the goal of avoiding war and a nuclear-armed Iran.” (Kampagnen-Website)

Nordkorea: “you need to have a plan to denuclearize that peninsula or at least reduce those weapons immediately, and I just don’t see that happening, yes.” (CBS Interview June)

Mittlerer Osten: “I think it would have been better if that was done as part of a negotiation for a two-state solution. I think it’s unfortunate it was done the way it was done but I wouldn’t reverse it.” (on reversing the decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem) (Jewish Insider)

Venezuela: “I support the people of Venezuela standing up against Maduro, installing a new leader, and restoring democracy in Venezuela,” (Huffington Post)

„Embracing authoritarian dictators, one tweet at a time—America deserves so much better than this.“ (Twitter)

Russland: “It’s a fact that Russia attacked our democracy in 2016 to influence the presidential election in favor of Trump. Today Trump sided with Putin over our own intelligence & law enforcement officials & blamed the US for Russia’s attacks. Every American should be outraged.” (Twitter)

Iran: “First and foremost, it was a mistake to pull out of that deal. And one of the reasons why we’re seeing this hostility now is because Donald Trump is marching us to a far more dangerous situation. Literally, he took us out of a deal that gave us transparency into their nuclear program and pushed back a nuclear breakout 10, 20 years. And now we see Iran threatening to go further and who are pulled — being pulled further and further into this crisis. We need to renegotiate and get back into a deal, but I’m not going to have a primary platform to say unilaterally I’m going to rejoin that deal. Because when I’m president of the United States, I’m going to do the best I can to secure this country and that region and make sure that if I have an opportunity to leverage a better deal, I’m going to do it.” (Think Progress)

“For months, this Administration has led us on a march to war, with no off ramp. This is not reality television, where decisions are made in the pursuit of maximum drama. The President together with his top officials have been bent on escalating an already tenuous situation in the Middle East, with no plan in place to de-escalate tensions. This is a crisis of his own making his reckless and erratic Iran policy is responsible for this combustible moment. As I have said, this Administration’s clear march to war has dramatically increased the potential for miscalculation that threatens to turn even a minor dispute into a regional conflagration that would be more devastating than our misguided war in Iraq. To be absolutely clear, the 2001 AUMF does not grant the President authority to strike Iran for that, he must go to Congress. Any military action in Iran that circumvents Congressional approval is a blatant and unconstitutional power grab.” (Offizielle Senats-Website)

Nordkorea: “I will always remain hopeful that a breakthrough can occur with North Korea that will end their nuclear program, stop the human rights abuses happening there, and lead to peace and stability on the Korean peninsula. I truly doubt that the outcome of this meeting puts us on a course to get there. President Trump and his team’s lack of planning, preparation, or forethought was apparent. The result was more of a press release than an agreement. It gave North Korea major concessions without any meaningful details for the verifiable dismantlement of their nuclear program or pledges on human rights. And the United States received nothing concrete in return for our President legitimizing Kim Jong Un’s ruthless regime and feeding the North Korean propaganda machine. Negotiating with our enemies is one thing. Embracing one of the world’s most brutal and violent dictators with little to show for it just days after insulting some of America’s closest democratic allies is another. Aggressive behavior toward our friends and neighbors for the sake of showboating recklessly endangers our economy, our security, and has weakened America’s standing in the world.” (Offizielle Senats-Website)

Mittlerer Osten (Saudi-Arabien und Jemen): “But you have to understand, I have been critical of the Saudis for a long time, say, for example, what’s going on in Yemen right now, which is a humanitarian disaster.” (Yahoo News)

“I’m worried that this has been skewed from the start. I’m worried about efforts to cover this up and I’m worried about our administration willing to just go along and get along because of a lot of the financial interests that we might have,” (Yahoo News)

“America’s morals are not for sale. America’s values are not for sale and we need to stand up for who we are as a country. I hope that whoever ever holds that presidential office stands as a moral leader nationally and globally and not somebody that would compromise for arms sales.” (Yahoo News)

Syrien: “Senator Booker believes that President Trump’s immediate and unplanned withdrawal of troops from Syria is reckless and dangerous. Unfortunately, the withdrawal is part of Trump’s larger chaotic and directionless foreign policy approach to Syria that includes freezing – and ultimately withdrawing – much-needed stabilization funding,” a spokesperson for Booker said in an email. (Huffington Post)

“This fly-by-night foreign policy approach has blindsided the President’s own national security team, stoked fear and confusion among our allies, and risks seriously harming our efforts to achieve an enduring defeat of ISIS.” (Huffington Post)

“I’m deeply concerned that President Trump continues to conduct military operations without any comprehensive strategy or the necessary congressional authorization. Every American, and particularly our men and women in uniform and their families, deserve far better than action without debate, accountability, and a  Constitutionally-required authorization for the use of military force.” (Offizielle Senats-Website)

Venezuela: “is alarming to me on many levels” (Huffington Post)

Internationale Institutionen

“None of the great challenges we face can be met alone. If we don’t lead the world, someone else will. We must reaffirm and reform the alliances and institutions that, since World War II, have led the world to the greatest prosperity and security in history.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“I come out of a generation where we were trying to be the policemen of the world. We can’t go in every place. We need allies. He [Trump] is absolutely dissing them. He’s embracing thugs. He’s embracing Kim Jong Un, who is a thug. He’s embracing Putin, who is a flat dictator.” (Politico)

NATO: “Let me put it this way, if he [Trump] wins re-election, I promise you there will be no NATO in four years or five years,” (Politico)

NATO: „wants to reaffirm partnership“ (Washington Post)

“America is strongest when we work together with our allies – including the 28 NATO members who share our democratic values. Undermining NATO is a gift to Putin that @realDonaldTrump seems all too happy to give.” (Twitter)

“Bernie believes that in order to stand strong against Russian aggression, we must cooperate with our international allies. We must have the support of the United Nations and the European Union when it comes to our adversaries, especially with Russia. Bernie also believes that by cooperating with ally nations, we can reduce military spending and casualties.” (FeeltheBern)

NATO: “NATO has been the most successful military alliance in, probably, human history. I will stay in NATO.” (FeeltheBern)

“I would not be embarrassed as president of the United States to say to our European allies, ‘You know what, the United States of America cannot just support your economies. You got to put up your own fair share of the defense burden.’” (FeeltheBern)

NATO: “Seventy years after the founding of NATO, we must repair the strained relationships with our European allies—not because we owe them or they owe us, but because America is more effective when we work with strong and able partners, and when those partners can trust America’s word.” (Kampagnen-Website)

„By alienating our allies and ignoring the emerging threats we face, President Trump has left America less safe and weaker in the world.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

NATO: „America is stronger when we invest in our critical relationships and alliances – from NATO, to key partners like Japan, India, Mexico, and Korea.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

Wirtschafts- und Klimapolitk


China: “President Trump thinks his tariffs are being paid by China. Just like he thinks Mexico is building the wall.” (Twitter)

China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. They can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the east, I mean in the west. They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.” (National Review)

“We are in a competition with China. We need to get tough with China. They are a serious challenge to us, and in some areas a real threat,” (New York Post)

Klimapolitik: “Climate change is an existential threat to our future—staying in #ParisAgreement is the best way to protect our children & global leadership” (Twitter) 

“Biden will lead the world to address the climate emergency and lead through the power of example, by ensuring the U.S. achieves a 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions no later than 2050.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“His strong stance on climate change is longstanding, going back beyond his time as vice president. In 1986, then-Senator Biden introduced the first ever climate bill to establish a task force on the issue.” (PBS)

Wirtschaftspolitik: “trade policy that puts American workers first, puts American small businesses first, puts American consumers first.” (Kampagnen-Website)

China: “China is on the rise, using its economic might to bludgeon its way onto the world stage and offering a model in which economic gains legitimize oppression“ (foreign policy vision)

“His trade policies toward China are hardly stopping Chinese economic malfeasance.” (foreign policy vision)

Mexiko und Kanada (NAFTA): “We need to strengthen labor standards – and then fight to enforce them. […] will oppose Trump’s new “NAFTA 2.0” unless he produces a better deal for America’s working families.” (Kampagnen-Website)

Klimapolitik: “Invest $2 trillion over the next ten years in green research, manufacturing, and exporting — linking American innovation directly to American jobs, and helping achieve the ambitious targets of the Green New Deal.” (Medium)

“To make progress on climate change, we should leverage foreign countries’ desire for access to U.S. markets as an opportunity to insist on meaningful environmental protections” (foreign policy vision)

Wirtschaftspolitik: “We need a new trade policy that creates decent-paying jobs in America and ends the race to the bottom.” (Kampagnen-Website)

China: “Since the China trade deal I voted against, America has lost over 3 million manufacturing jobs. It’s wrong to pretend that China isn’t one of our major economic competitors. When we are in the White House, we will win that competition by fixing our trade policies.” (FeeltheBern)

“I would be supportive of Americans workers. I think it is wrong that when large corporations are making huge profits that they simply shut down in this country, throw American workers out on the street, and look for cheap labor abroad.” (FeeltheBern)

“It is in the interests of the United States to work to strengthen institutions like the WTO and the UN rather than trying to go it alone. American concerns about China’s technology practices are shared in Europe and across the Asia-Pacific. We can place far more pressure on China to change its policies if we work together with the broader international community and the other developed economies. International institutions also offer China a template for reforming its own internal intellectual property and industrial practices.” (CNBC)

While China has adopted some better practices, it still has a long way to go. The Trump administration is correct to put pressure on China to reform its practices, and I hope that some good comes from current trade negotiations. The economic relationship between the United States and China has been the engine of global growth for the past 25 years, and we should acknowledge that in China it has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. In both China and the United States, however, the benefits of this growth have not been shared equally, and have accrued in a very disproportionate way to the very wealthiest. The problem is that the Trump administration is mainly interested in addressing some of the imbalances between America and China overall, when it also needs to address basic drivers of economic inequality. The future of this relationship requires both a degree of pressure on China, and reform of the economy inside the United States itself. (CNBC)

The U.S. has a role to play in supporting bilateral and multilateral diplomacy between China and others in the region to deescalate and handle disputes. The best policy in both the near and long term is to strengthen international institutions, in this case the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The United States should press China to abide by internationally agreed guidelines for managing maritime issues, in no small part by ratifying UNCLOS itself. (CNBC)

NAFTA: “In my view, a re-negotiated NAFTA must stop the outsourcing of U.S. jobs, end the destructive race to the bottom, protect the environment, and lower the outrageously high price of prescription drugs. […] Unless strong enforcement mechanisms are written into the text of this agreement, corporations will continue to ship U.S. jobs to Mexico where workers are paid as little as $2 an hour.” (FeeltheBern)

Klimapolitik: “Climate change is the single greatest threat facing our planet. Yet the giant, multi-national fossil fuel corporations have spent hundreds of millions of dollars furthering their greed and protecting their profits at the expense of our climate and our future.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“When we are in the White House, we will:

  • Pass a Green New Deal to save American families money and generate millions of jobs by transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels to 100% energy efficiency and sustainable energy. A Green New Deal will protect workers and the communities in which they live to ensure a transition to family-sustaining wage, union jobs.
  • Invest in infrastructure and programs to protect the frontline communities most vulnerable to extreme climate impacts like wildfires, sea level rise, drought, floods, and extreme weather like hurricanes.
  • Reduce carbon pollution emissions from our transportation system by building out high-speed passenger rail, electric vehicles, and public transit.
  • Ban fracking and new fossil fuel infrastructure and keep oil, gas, and coal in the ground by banning fossil fuel leases on public lands.
  • End exports of coal, natural gas, and crude oil.” (Kampagnen-Website)


China: “The challenge of China presents perhaps the most pressing example anywhere of the need to stand for American values amid the rise of a potent alternative.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“is developing a repressive digital surveillance state.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

“cooperate with the Chinese on areas of mutual interest, from climate disruption, to combatting terrorism to international peacekeeping operations.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

“maintain investments in a military that can deter aggression and adventurism. We also need to invest in strategies to deal with less overt threats—political interference, proxy wars, cyberattacks, and the potential weaponization of economic and technological interdependence“ (Kampagnen-Website)

“at least half the battle is at home, enhancing our domestic competitiveness and stability.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

Klimapolitik: “Act with the most urgency ever – set the tone so that the public private and social and academic sector and leading the world to do the same” (NYT-Query)

“And the world needs America to prioritize climate security.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“climate disruption is here . It is no longer a distant or theoretical issue, it is a clear and present threat.” (Kampagnen-Website)

„imagine the kind of world we might build when climate stands alongside democracy and human rights as a central goal, and a source of legitimacy, for nations in global affairs.” (Kampagnen-Website)

“Rejoining Paris is just the beginning.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

Wirtschaftspolitik: „As a Senate candidate in 2016, Harris opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, arguing that the proposed trade deal with 11 Asian countries didn’t do enough to protect workers and environmental regulations. (Trump pulled the U.S. out of the pact shortly after taking office). Harris has opposed the Trump administration’s tariffs and escalating trade dispute with China. Last year, she supported a bipartisan, non-binding resolution in the Senate that rebuked the Trump administration over its tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. Harris also co-wrote a letter with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer opposing U.S. tariffs on Chinese electronic goods, saying the tariffs would hurt California’s economy.“ (PBS)

Klimapolitik: “There’s no question that the next president has within her capacity to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” (NYT)

„Kamala will immediately re-enter the Paris Agreement and make climate cooperation a key diplomatic priority for the United States.“ (Kampagnen-Website)

„In February 2019, Harris signed on to the Green New Deal resolution, which aims to transition the US to 100% clean and renewable energy in 10 years, and stimulate the economy with millions of new jobs and an expanded social safety net.“ (VOX)


EU: “To rebuild the relationship with our allies that President Trump has undermined, Senator Klobuchar’s first international trips as President will be to Canada and Europe to begin restoring trust with our most important allies.” (100 Day Plan)

China: “I would first acknowledge to the American people very clearly the problem here. The surveillance, the intellectual property violations are basically stealing our blueprints, what they have done when it comes to subsidizing industries and manipulating their currency.” (CBS Interview)

Klimapolitik: „Get the United States back in the International Climate Agreement on day one. On day one of Senator Klobuchar’s presidency she will get us back into the International Climate Change Agreement, working so that the United States maintains global leadership to address the climate crisis.“ (100 Day Plan)


China: “The Chinese have been taking advantage of this country and other nations on Planet Earth. They do not fight fair. They steal our intellectual property. They force the transfer of technology. We need to take them on. We need to fight them.” (Financial Times)

Klimapolitik: “Climate change is here: From the Midwest where they’ve experienced historic flooding to Florida where coastlines are receding year after year. Our leaders must prioritize addressing this issue with the urgency it deserves.” (Twitter)

Fotos: Flugzeugträger (Public Domain), Flaggen (The World Flag) , Solar Energie (Public Domain)



Zwei alte Männer und eine Welle progressiver Energie. Findet sich unter 20 BewerberInnen ein neuer Star der demokratischen Partei, um sich Trump entgegenzustellen? In Café Amerikana analysiert das USA-Team von Polis180 die Vorwahlen und gibt den politischen Hintergrund zu täglichen Schlagzeilen und harschen One-Linern aus dem Wahlkampf der demokratischen Partei. Die Wahl Trumps kam unerwartet? Das passiert nicht noch mal. In Interviews mit JournalistInnen, AkademikerInnen und PolitikerInnen bereiten wir euch so gut vor, dass euch der oder die neue PräsidentschaftskandidatIn garantiert nicht überrascht.

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Kooperation trotz Radikalisierung? Transatlantische Überparteilichkeit im Trump-Zeitalter

21. November 2019

Ein Beitrag von Robert Fisher

Nicht erst seit Donald Trump bewegen sich die Parteiensysteme in Deutschland und den USA in entgegengesetzte Richtungen: Im Zuge asymmetrischer Polarisierung haben sich die US-Republikaner zunehmend radikalisiert, gleichzeitig streben die deutschen Parteien kollektiv in die Mitte. Überparteilichkeit in der transatlantischen Zusammenarbeit wird dadurch zunehmend erschwert. 

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