15 Oct 2020

What makes a one-term US president?

It’s been nearly 30 years since an incumbent US president lost their re-election bid.

So with voting already underway in the 2020 presidential election, could Donald Trump become the latest one-term president? With the economy still in recovery mode and the coronavirus pandemic still raging, President Trump appears to be struggling.

In this video, we look at the last two White House occupants who lost an election, Jimmy Carter and George H W Bush, to see what went wrong for them – and what President Trump might learn.

With interviews with historian Rick Perlstein, Monmouth University Polling Institute’s director Patrick Murray and former GOP strategist Tara Setmayer.