The Australian diplomat who sparked the “crossfire hurricane” investigation into the Trump campaign by the FBI has endorsed President Trump’s reelection.
The Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs for Australia Alexander Downer writes that while he is not a U.S. citizen but his sister is. Downer explains that his sister was a Hillary supporter in 2016 despite being a consistent Republican voter. However, she is back on the Trump train because of media bias, and a strong economy.
According to Downer:
Over the years she has tended to vote for the Republican candidates in presidential as well as congressional elections. But in 2016 she voted for Hillary Clinton. She didn’t warm to Donald Trump’s personality and antics. But this time, Angela has voted for Trump.
There are three reasons why she did so. The first is that his tax cuts and deregulatory agenda have been good for her small business. It was thriving until the coronavirus shutdowns.
Given the size of the US economy, its performance inevitably has an impact on Australia. Until the coronavirus crisis hit, the American economy was motoring along, driven by those tax cuts that Angela liked so much and a strong agenda to deregulate business. This has been good for the Australian economy.
So, overall, the Trump administration has been as good as any for Australia to deal with. Australia has been seen as a great and loyal ally by Washington, as it was in years gone by.
Downer explains that Trump has performed well on foreign policy but Americans do not know about it because even foreign media is biased and “they love the Democrats.”
Downer doesn’t have a vote, but his insight is shaped by foreign policy and his sister, and both point to Trump’s successes.