Trump speaks in his sleep

US election in francs: Sleepless nights because of Donald Trump

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Former US soldier Jim Albright has lived in Franconia for many years. He is following the US election with great excitement.

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Former US soldier Jim Albright has lived in Franconia for many years. He is following the US election with great excitement.

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Former US soldier Jim Albright has lived in Franconia for many years. He is following the US election with great excitement.

    The upcoming US election is also being watched with excitement in Central Franconia. In the Ansbach area in particular, many Americans live in and around the barracks in Katterbach. Jim Albright is one of them.

    About 30 years ago Jim Albright came to Franconia as a US soldier. But he has been working as a press photographer for a newspaper for a long time. So who will be President of the United States in the next four years is no less important to him.

    US presidential election is ubiquitous

    We visited the native Texan in his home three months ago. Omnipresent topic: The US presidential election on November 4th. The 62-year-old reads and informs himself about the latest developments for two to three hours a day. The uncertainty of whether Trump will get through again makes him sleep poorly, he told us at the time. Now, shortly before the election, not much has changed in his opinion. Jim Albright positions himself clearly:

    "It's about a sensible future for America and the world and comes with a new president. We have so many construction sites in the world, whether it's North Korea, human rights, Covid-19 or climate change. Donald Trump is simply not these things grown." Jim Albright

    US soldiers remain silent

    Jim Albright was still a journalist for the US Army for a few years before he switched to the German media. But his job always leads him back to the barracks. The 62-year-old does not hear anything specific about the upcoming election from the military.

    "The Americans who work here for the US Army, they say almost nothing about their feelings about the election. They know that I'm from the press." Jim Albright.

    So it remains exciting to see how the Americans will vote here in Middle Franconia and in the USA. And what plans does Jim Albright have for election night in Ansbach? He wants to spend the evening comfortably at home in front of the television and hopes that his wish for America will come true.

    There are many stories that describe how Americans became friends in the area. G√ľnther Schuster even wrote a book about it.

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