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President Donald Trump is single-handedly dragging the US’s image down, as the whole world watches our imbecilic leader’s antics WITH HORROR.  

U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership

America still wins praise for its people, culture and civil liberties


Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations. According to a new Pew Research Center survey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. This stands in contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64% expressed confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world.

The sharp decline in how much global publics trust the U.S. president on the world stage is especially pronounced among some of America’s closest allies in Europe and Asia, as well as neighboring Mexico and Canada. Across the 37 nations polled, Trump gets higher marks than Obama in only two countries: Russia and Israel.

In countries where confidence in the U.S. president fell most, America’s overall image has also tended to suffer more. In the closing years of the Obama presidency, a median of 64% had a positive view of the U.S. Today, just 49% are favorably inclined toward America. Again, some of the steepest declines in U.S. image are found among long-standing allies.

This is very bad news for the United States as our stature and respect ebbs as a result of Trump’s xenophobia, and his mendacious foreign and domestic policies. Trump not only turned his back on America’s soft power that had been painstakingly fostered over decades of hard work, but Donald showed his contempt for working cooperatively with other nations to meet the greatest challenge our species has ever faced. 

Trump’s boneheaded rejection of the Paris Climate Accord, forfeited America’s leading role in the world community. Even a former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson  saw how it would isolate the US and undermine good will toward America.

The Trump retreat from Human Rights advocacy is shameful, and has not gone unnoticed by peoples living under brutal repression.  

Now Trump is planning to fly to Poland to try to mitigate some of the damage he did to confidence in America’s commitment to the NATO Alliance on his last visit to Europe.  Watch him sow more doubts in what the US really stands for.

Yesterday Donald Trump met with the leader of the world’s largest Democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. You have to wonder what Modi thought when once again Trump refused to take questions from reporters covering the event, behaving like a good Autocrat. Trump will only answer the sycophantic questions of FOX ’News’, and it’s beginning to look like President Trump’s Press Conferences will be annual events.

President Trump has harmed America’s standing in the world, and he will continue to do so as long as he remains in office. 

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