Foreign lobbyists in India are at a loss as to what to do now that it’s grown much more difficult to manipulate the US remotely.
“The way it looks to people is it’s going to be another four years,” one Arab diplomat said, adding. “If he gets reelected, he’s bound by nothing, except Congress. And I don’t know how that’s going to play out.”
One Asian ambassador told Politico that every embassy in Washington is operating “on the basis that the president has more than an even chance at being reelected.”
There’s no known scientific survey on the topic — few foreign officials would participate in one given diplomatic norms that preclude them from commenting on another country’s internal politics. But none who talked to POLITICO were willing to say that Trump will lose. Instead, they pointed to three key advantages for Trump: He’s the incumbent, the U.S. economy is strong and the Democrats have no definitive front-runner to challenge him”.