Foreign Gov’ts Asking Washington DC Lobbyists about Donald Trump…

…what could go wrong?

That sounds like the plot line from a Broadway musical comedy, yet it’s happening. See this this text clipped from THE HILL column “Trump angst pours in from overseas” about the details.

Lobbyists in Washington say they are being flooded with questions and concerns from foreign governments about the rise of Donald Trump
Officials around the globe are closely following the U.S. presidential race, to the point where some have asked their American lobbyists to explain, in great detail, what a contested GOP convention would look like.
The questions about Trump are “almost all-consuming,” said Richard Mintz, the managing director of Washington-based firm The Harbour Group, whose client list includes the governments of Georgia and the United Arab Emirates.
After a recent trip to London, Abu Dhabi and Beijing, “it’s fair to say that all anyone wants to talk about is the U.S. presidential election,” Mintz added. “People are confused and perplexed.”
The Hill conducted interviews with more than a half-dozen lobbyists, many of whom said they are grappling with how to explain Trump and his unusual foreign policy views to clients who have a lot riding on their relationship with the United States.

The comic possibilities in those sorts of miscommunications are better than THE PRODUCERS improbably successful money scam play “Springtime for Hitler.”

7 thoughts on “Foreign Gov’ts Asking Washington DC Lobbyists about Donald Trump…”

  1. Here in Korea, talk of Trump fills the English language newspapers (papers are free on my 180 mph commuter train.)

    The editorials and cartoons are extremely hostile and reflect deep anxiety about Trump’s foreign policies on defense and trade.

    Meanwhile, I learn that Korean men have small feet. Then I learned about Korean tariffs when I tried to order a pair of American dress boots from Allen Edmonds on-line.

    The import duty on a pair of nice shoes was $143!!!!

    When I was in the UAE in mid-January, one of the Emiratis made a bitter remark about Trump wanting to ban him from the US. I didn’t get to explain the nuances of Trump’s position and why it had such wide support.

  2. >> American dress boots from Allen Edmonds – Nice shoes!

    It’s understandable. The lobbyists have a lot of time and money invested in the current political class. Being an outsider, what does this mean for their investment?

  3. I don’t think I will vote for Trump in the primary but he has touched a chord with his view one 1 sided-trade agreements

  4. Trump is having the same problems that UKIP is having in UK and his problems are not as severe as Geert Wilders is having.

    Mr Wilders is the leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV) and has often spoken out against Islam and immigration to the Netherlands.
    His full trial is due to start on 31 October.
    The charges date back to a rally in The Hague in March 2014.
    Mr Wilders asked supporters if they wanted more or fewer Moroccans there.
    When they chanted “fewer, fewer,” Mr Wilders said: “We’ll organise that.”
    Prosecutor Wouter Bos told the court that freedom of speech was of great importance, but it was not an absolute.

    He’s back in court for trial.

    The case comes as Wilders and other populist politicians – including Donald Trump in the US and Marine le Pen in France – have won support by calling for a ban on Muslim immigration.

    Wilders, with his trademark peroxide blond hair, joked with reporters at the start of the hearing and listened calmly as prosecutors detailed the charges. He says the trial is politically motivated and that his comments are protected by his right to free speech.

    His hair even looks like Trump’s.

Comments are closed.