11 Jun 2024

US: Netanyahu addresses Congress, 'double haters' key to election

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 11 June 2024
US President Donald Trump addresses thousands of supporters during a campaign rally at Phoenix Goodyear Airport October 28, 2020.

File photo of US President Donald Trump campaigning in Arizona. He's increasingly using right-wing groups to canvass and get out the vote, rather than relying on the campaign and RNC. Photo: AFP

US correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben joins Kathryn to talk about the bipartisan invitation extended to Israel's president Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress in July.

Could "double haters" - the voters who don't like either US Presidential candidate - be key to the election victory? Certainly both campaigns think so, and the candidates are working hard to win them over.

And Donald Trump has spent little time or money in swing state Arizona, but last week he went there courtesy of right-wing group Turning Point USA. It's part of a new tactic of directly employing outside groups to canvass and get out the vote.

Danielle Kurtzleben is a political correspondent assigned to NPR's Washington Desk.