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China State-Run Media Tells World To 'Prepare' For Trump's Return To White House

Post-Iowa polling shows Trump opening up an 8-point lead over President Joe Biden

China State-Run Media Tells World To 'Prepare' For Trump's Return To White House

A Chinese state-run media outlet is telling the world to prepare for former President Donald Trump’s potential return to America’s top post of commander-in-chief.

“Chinese experts believe that judging from the current situation, Trump is unchallenged within his party, and once the general election phase begins, Biden may not be a strong opponent for Trump,” said Xu Yelu, writing for the Global Times. “This means the world may need to prepare for the possibility of Trump returning to power and a more divided U.S. with fighting between the political parties getting worse.”

Liu Weidong, a research fellow at the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Science, told the Times that the four sets of criminal indictments Trump is facing could be an obstacle to him winning this year’s election.

“For Trump, the main concern is whether these lawsuits will have a significant impact, especially if new evidence emerges that could further harm him,” said Liu.

Other analysts cited by the Times have a rosier view of Trump’s prospects.

"The polling data in the US is quite transparent, and Trump's approval ratings indicate that he is still a very competitive candidate. The world should be prepared for this,” said Lü Xiang, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Following the Iowa caucuses, the lead-off event for America’s presidential election cycle, Trump has the wind at his back, having finished in first place with 51 percent of the vote and winning 98 of Iowa’s 99 counties.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis finished in the second spot, collecting 21.2 percent of the vote from caucusgoers.

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley ended in third place with 19.1 percent.

A day after the caucuses, support remains high for Trump across the U.S.

According to a new poll from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Trump has opened up an 8-point lead over President Joe Biden in a hypothetical matchup, leading 45-37 in a sampling of registered voters.

Trump’s lead is wider than in November, the last time the poll was taken, which showed him edging Biden out 45-44.

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