On this edition of Press Conference USA, host Carol Castiel sits down at City Hall with Chris Frye, the newly elected Republican Mayor of New Castle, a once booming town 60 kilometers north of Pittsburgh, in the midwestern state of Pennsylvania. Once a Democratic stronghold, New Castle and the surrounding suburbs/townships of Lawrence County, voted for Donald Trump in 2016. VOA’s Castiel spoke with Mayor Frye, the first African American mayor of New Castle, about the challenges of governing a small town in economic decline and Mr. Trump’s electoral prospects in November given the coronavirus pandemic, the slower than expected economic recovery and protests against police violence and racial injustice.
Chris Frye - Mayor of New Castle Pennsylvania
This program will begin at 6:30 PM
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