American Space Leipzig director, Crister S. Garrett, was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk on Jan 26, 2019 on recent events in Washington D.C. following the reopening of the government after a month-long shutdown over a dispute about the US-Mexico border wall funding. The ‘wall rhetoric’ is becoming milder. Recently, Trump spoke more about “security measures” on the border, rather than about the wall. The president sees it necessary to change the narrative to have a chance to fulfill his campaign/presidency promises to his voter base and allies.

Listen to the whole interview below.