Mengdavid THONG, a Master Degree graduated student fromSIPA, SJTU, was interviewed by a Cambodian LIVE TV Show (Cambodian News Channel/CNC) over the United States Election Journey 3rdNovember 2020.
Mengdavid shared his overview of the race between the Republican candidate, currently President Donald Trump, and presidency challenger, former Vice President from Democrats party Joe Biden, over various issues happening in the United States now. Mengdavid pointed out President Donald Trump’s weak of leadership over the matter of COVID 19,racialdiscrimination, the Trade War and the U.S withdrawal from themultilateral organizations and initiatives from across the regions such as Asia and Europe. He further shared his perspective over who will win the election. Firstly,he argued that Democrats candidate Joe Biden received 14% more than President Donald Trump based on 6 major states polls (Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin). Secondly,President Trump’sbackground is a businessman while Joe Biden is more political oriented. Joe Biden hasmore experience than Trump in the politics and security of the United States. Lastly, Joe Biden’s domestic policy is more “reformative” toward economic restructure and racial equitywhile his foreign policy is to reimage the United States as the “Role Model” country in the international community by engaging in more global leadership and multilateral organizations and initiatives such as climate change, diplomacy and foreign aids, security and peace and terrorism. President Trump is facing many domestic challenges such economic collapse, social inequality and suffering from protectionism policy over the trade issue and multilateral engagement. Finally, Mengdavid shared in final thought over the U.S November Election as a new turning point in the U.S. history, and suggestedPresident Trumpshouldmakemore committed to reform his domestic economic structure, formulate effective measure to counter and prevent the spread of CoVID 19 while construct a comprehensive framework to resolve the “Trade War” with China.
Mr. Mengdavid THONG, graduated from SIPA, SJTU in June 2020 with his master diploma in Political Science, is a research fellow at Asian Vision Institute from June 2020. He used to work at the Cooperation International and Affairs Foreign of Ministry, and Department of Labor and Vocational Training (Mondulkiri Province).