9 Jul 2020 12:58

Trump's chance to win election 'does not look bright' - Medvedev

MOSCOW. July 9 (Interfax) - The chance of incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump to win the upcoming presidential election "does not look bright," Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said.

"The American people will decide. Trump has lots of problems, which affects his rating. He is pretty much lagging behind his main rival. Still, he is a creative person and it is quite possible that a miracle, which happened four years ago, might repeat itself. But for now, his chances do not look bright, considering the grave economic situations caused by coronavirus and racial unrest," Medvedev said in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda Publishing House.

The U.S. has found itself in "a rather complicated domestic situation," Medvedev said.

"We can only sympathize with them. The Americans have been unable to contain the novel coronavirus, and the number of patients keeps growing. This is very bad, because, in the end, it makes the global situation much less predictable," he said.

As to anti-racism protests, racism constitutes "a big problem for the United States," Medvedev said.

"They have their own story. The fight for racial rights is an absolutely normal phenomenon. On the other hand, we are well aware of what such protests sometimes evolve into. People stop caring about the cause; they simply get excited, especially under the quarantine, and start crushing everything they could lay their hands on. This completely changes the crime rate and creates a huge number of problems," Medvedev said.

He said he hoped that the United States would be able to deal with the problem.

"Truth be told, they have not been doing very well lately. I do not mean any gloating delight. In the end, this impacts everyone. Any problems existing in the U.S. economy are hindering the global economic development," Medvedev said.