Danish radio hosts come to Waco to cover U.S. presidential election

A group of radio hosts from Denmark are in Waco all week to cover our presidential election.

WACO - The whole world will be watching Tuesday night when the public finds out who the next U.S. president will be.

A group of radio host from Denmark are in Waco this week to cover the presidential election.

The group is from the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, a national radio network in Denmark.

The hosts came to the U.S. to cover the election because they said the impact of our vote for president will be felt outside the United States.

One of the host, Tony Scott said the American election is huge in Denmark and all of Europe.

International media have long covered American presidential elections, but most of the time they do it from New York City.  However, The DBC is an exception.

“We wanted to go somewhere and try to understand you and see if we could find some common ground,” Scott said.

The hosts are broadcasting live from Common Grounds near the Baylor campus until Thursday.

Danish radio host Tue Blaedel said they have always had a high interest level in the American election and this one is no exception. Blaedel and Scott both said as far as foreign policy goes, Denmark tends to follow the United States.

“We’ve always looked to America for everything,” Blaedel said. “We’ve taken a lot of your culture and also follow your policies.”

Scott and Blaedel said people in Europe are intrigued about the amount of support Trump has received with little to no government experience. Scott said Europe prefers Clinton.

“I think they see her as the safer choice,” Scott said.

Blaedel said people have a hard time understanding why people are willing to take the risk with Donald Trump who has little to no political experience.

Channel 6 asked Jon Ker, the chair of the McLennan County GOP is he puts any weight on international views of his party’s candidate. Ker said voters need to decide for themselves.

“They need to evaluate what is going on within our country, what is best for our country, and how that plays out to them individually,” Ker said.

Blaedel and Scott said political views in Denmark all closely resemble the views of the Democratic Party in the United States.

The hosts said their country will work with whomever wins Tuesday’s election as they have with President Obama.  

 

(© 2016 KCEN)


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