April 19, 2024

Trump meets with Orbán, Saudis, Cameron as they prepare for his return

Source: The Hill

Journalist: Brett Samuels

“Everyone is searching for clues as to what Trump would do if he got a second term,” said Richard Fontaine, a former State Department official and CEO of the Center for a New American Security.

“Question number one internationally now is what would Trump do if he comes back,” Fontaine said. “Part of it is because they’ve got some baseline for expectations … but the other thing is, even within those four years, to say he was unpredictable would be putting it mildly.”


Fontaine called it “entirely usual” for foreign heads of state to meet with U.S. presidential candidates, adding that Orbán’s meeting was perhaps the only anomaly because the Hungarian leader has openly embraced Trump while foreign officials tend to remain neutral in foreign elections.

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  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...