The world’s opinion of the US is at historic low.

By | 2018-10-03T08:01:24+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

How could it be otherwise?

Courtesy of The Guardian:

The global image of the US has sunk to historic lows since Donald Trump took office, a survey of 25 countries has found, with only Israelis, Russians, and Kenyans showing an increase in positive attitudes.

In the Pew Research Center poll, respondents generally had less confidence in Trump’s ability to lead than they did in Vladimir Putin’s and Xi Jinping’s.

A year after confidence in the US collapsed during the real estate tycoon’s first year in power, favorable views of the country remained low in 2018, especially among the US’s closest allies.

In Canada, whose prime minister, Justin Trudeau, Trump has called “dishonest and weak”, only 39% of respondents had a positive view of the US, down from 65% at the end of the Obama presidency.

For Mexico, a neighbor Trump wants to isolate with his plans to build a wall, this figure halved from 66% to 32%. The UK was split on its opinion of the US under Trump, with 50% having favorable views, although that was down 11 points since Obama left office.

Among the countries that bucked the trend, the most significant increase was in Russia, up 11 points, yet it had by far the lowest score under Obama – only 15% of respondents looked on the US favorably at the end of his tenure.

Positive views in Kenya have jumped seven points to 70%, and in Israel, where Trump has implemented policies seen as favorable to the country, including declaring Jerusalem as its capital to the outrage of Palestinians, they stood at 82%, up two points.

Apparently, the opinion of Trump himself is even lower, much lower. 

And yet you will hear him saying, almost on a daily basis, that the world’s opinion of America has gone up under his administration despite all evidence to the contrary. 

It must be so comforting inside the bubble in which Trump lives. 

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4 Comments

  1. Canadian Observer October 4, 2018 at 4:11 am

    How can the world respect a country where its leader is shown, day in and day out, to be a raving lunatic? The damage Trump has done to the reputation of the U.S. since being sworn in as President is incalculable. I weep for the future of America.

  2. Anonymous October 4, 2018 at 6:49 am

    At least we can get rid of trump in 2020, if people vote.

    We are going to get stuck with brett until at least 2050 or beyond, unless he get cirrhosis of the liver.

  3. Anon October 4, 2018 at 8:12 am

    “Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview.”

    https://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Risk-Michael-Lewis/dp/1324002646/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538669359&sr=8-1&keywords=the+fifth+risk

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