Trump is less trusted than Putin and Xi and the US is hitting historic lows of approval from its closest allies

  

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Via:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  6 days ago  •  35 comments

By:   Oma Seddiq - BUSINESS INSIDER

Trump is less trusted than Putin and Xi and the US is hitting historic lows of approval from its closest allies

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Trump is less trusted than Putin and Xi and the US is hitting historic lows of approval from its closest allies

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© Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images  President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and other world leaders take part in a family photo on the first day of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

  • The United States' image has soured within the international community, hitting all-time lows among key allies since Pew started polling two decades ago.
  •  Among the 13 countries surveyed include Canada, France, Germany, UK and Japan.
  • The results showed that people have less confidence in Trump as a leader than Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping. 
  • Majority of the publics also say Trump mishandled the US's coronavirus response.  

President Donald Trump has on average received low approval ratings from Americans during his time in office — and new data shows people around the world continue to view him very negatively.

Pew Research Center polled more than a dozen US allies' public attitudes and the results show a further decline in Trump's favorability since he became president.

A handful of them, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Canada and Australia, gave their lowest favorable views of the US on record since Pew started polling nearly two decades ago. 

In Canada, one in five people expressed confidence in Trump, a drastic drop from 51 percent who held that view a year ago. 

Similarly, Germans gave the US some of "its worst ratings," the authors note, with only 10% who said they have confidence in Trump, compared with 13% in 2019 and 86% in 2016 while Barack Obama was president.

Most people across the 13 countries surveyed said they have less trust in Trump to "do the right thing" than they do in Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Only an average of 16% said they have confidence in Trump as a leader, versus 19% who said the same for Xi and 23% for Putin. 

Overall, the report found that roughly 34% of people expressed a positive view of the US. Pew Research Center conducted its survey to 13,273 respondents from June 10 to Aug. 3.

Though Trump has consistently been rated low by the rest of the world over the past four years, the study  released Tuesday  depicts a deepening downward trend of the US' international reputation, likely due to his coronavirus response — the US has the world's highest reported death toll, which is nearing 200,000.

All 13 countries ranked the US lowest for its handling of the pandemic, averaging a mere 15% who said the country has done a good job.

Germany, on the other hand, gained the highest ratings, as a median of 76% said they have confidence in Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been  praised internationally  for leading an effective coronavirus response in the Western European country. 

The Pew poll comes amid renewed criticism nationally against Trump for how he dealt with public health crisis, after damning audio recordings revealed that he publicly downplayed the virus' severity at the onset of the outbreak. 

In a series of interviews with journalist Bob Woodward, detailed in his book "Rage" out Tuesday, Trump  privately acknowledged  in early February the threat of COVID-19, while lying to the American people that it was "like a flu."

In an interview with "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday morning, Trump called the book "very boring," claiming that he read it "very quickly." 


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Buzz of the Orient
1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    6 days ago

No surprise there.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    6 days ago

No surprise there.

Only surprise be, that they found 16% of those polled found that they had confidence, in his "Leadership"  !!!

R U kiddin me ? What the Hell do these people NEED ....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1    6 days ago
"What the Hell do these people NEED ...."

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Drakkonis
1.2  Drakkonis  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    6 days ago
No surprise there.

Actually, I'm a bit surprised. I mean, I get why they don't trust Trump, but Trump isn't plundering or trying to take over the world. Personally, Xi scares the crap out of me. Right now China is trying to take any territory it thinks it can get away with and only the US seems concerned about it enough to do something. The whole rest of the world should be blockading China until they dismantle those artificial islands at the least. 

Personally, if Harris takes the White House, China will probably have troops in Taiwan before the end of his term. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Drakkonis @1.2    6 days ago

I don't think China will try to possess more than it thinks it has historical rights to, because after all, otherwise it would have to face the USA that has made itself the world's policeman. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
1.2.2  Bob Nelson  replied to  Drakkonis @1.2    5 days ago
The whole rest of the world should be blockading China... 

That's a very American point of view. Try to put yourself in third-party shoes:

What country unilaterally imposes sanctions on... whomever? 

What country unilaterally imposes a technology blockade, pretexting potential spying... while operating the NSA, capable of listening in on anything, anywhere?

What country invades others?

As an obedient American, you may consider that whatever America does is intrinsically "good", but don't imagine that your opinion is shared by very many non-Americans. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.2.3  Ronin2  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.2.1    5 days ago

Then what are those Chinese man made islands with military bases for Buzz?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.2.4  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ronin2 @1.2.3    5 days ago

Possibly not much different than what the American military bases spread around the world are for.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.2.5  Tessylo  replied to  Drakkonis @1.2    5 days ago
"Actually, I'm a bit surprised. I mean, I get why they don't trust Trump, but Trump isn't plundering or trying to take over the world ."

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Actually trumpturd is raping, pillaging, looting, plundering the treasury as fast as his fat little fingers will allow (along with his criminal enterprise administration).  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    5 days ago

But but but another seed here says his numbers are rising, but I consider who seeded it and jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif .

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
1.3.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.3    4 days ago

"Alternative reality" 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
2  Bob Nelson    6 days ago

Can anyone give anything that might give foreigners confidence in the US? 

Anyone? 

Anything? 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Bob Nelson @2    6 days ago

LOL.. Obviously that's just wishful thinking on your part.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
2.2  Nerm_L  replied to  Bob Nelson @2    6 days ago
Can anyone give anything that might give foreigners confidence in the US?

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Bob Nelson
2.2.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Nerm_L @2.2    5 days ago

How do you figure that an overly powerful dollar should give confidence? It's under the control of a nation that is unworthy of confidence. That hardly inspires anyone. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.2.2  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Bob Nelson @2.2.1    5 days ago

The value of that dollar seems to be dropping lately.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
2.2.3  Nerm_L  replied to  Bob Nelson @2.2.1    5 days ago
How do you figure that an overly powerful dollar should give confidence? It's under the control of a nation that is unworthy of confidence. That hardly inspires anyone. 

Why do you think people are jumping the border to get into the United States?  Are they coming to the US for the weather?

What is China's real interest in the United States?

What do you think the COP21 Paris agreement was really about?

Who pays for US military deployments around the world?

Countries around the world want a piece of the pie.  The United States is the pie.  American leadership over the last century has been lubricated with US dollars.  The world expects the United States to provide everything needed to maintain the peace.

There have been a lot of complaints about Trump withdrawing the United States from the world stage.  The world has suddenly been confronted with the prospect of having to maintain the peace on their own.  The world starting a war now means the world will have to fight it.  The world can't rely on the United States throwing around money and the military to keep the peace.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.2.4  Ozzwald  replied to  Nerm_L @2.2    5 days ago

Money does not equal trust.  I am utterly shocked that anyone would equate the 2.

Tell me Nerm_L, do you trust anyone ONLY because they have a lot of money???  For no other reason?  Please give a few examples if you do.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2.5  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @2.2.4    5 days ago

Not a single thing in his post leads to those questions.

He didn't say one word about trust.

Total strawman.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
2.2.6  Bob Nelson  replied to  Nerm_L @2.2.3    5 days ago
Why do you think people are jumping the border to get into the United States? 

People sometimes do very stupid things. 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.2.7  Ozzwald  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.5    5 days ago
He didn't say one word about trust.

Hey Nerm_L's mom, can Nerm_L come out to play?

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2.8  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @2.2.7    5 days ago

idiotic.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.2.9  Tessylo  replied to  Ozzwald @2.2.7    5 days ago
"Hey Nerm_L's mom, can Nerm_L come out to play?"

Some posters seem to feel a  need to speak for other posters.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.3  Tessylo  replied to  Bob Nelson @2    5 days ago

"Can anyone give anything that might give foreigners confidence in the US? 

Anyone? 

Anything?"

No one, nothing, as long as trumpturd is 'president'

 
 
 
Ronin2
3  Ronin2    5 days ago

Fuck the rest of the world.

Seriously, TDS must be a global disease.

Europe (more so NATO countries) is pissed Trump called them out for their lack of support for NATO; and forced them to increase their military budgets and honor their commitments. It is no longer the NATO tail wagging the US dog, No more Afghanistan nation building disasters. No more Libya bullshit regime removal for French and British oil contracts.  No more US doing all the heavy lifting alone; and sacrificing our hard earned capital for their bullshit needs.  We all saw how France and Britain stepped up in Syria. US going to leave- they went back on their word to take over when we left and beat us to the damn door! Some world leaders they are.

Canada? The free ride is over. We are not a dumping ground for their shit while they protect their industries from US goods. It isn't our job to support their damn economy over our own. Throw in Mexico with that statement.

China has been screwing the US over economically for decades. The #1 country for dumping their garbage on our shores; and then protecting their industries from US goods. We don't give a damn if their economy is hurt. They don't give a shit about us. Just like the rest of the damn planet. The US is only good when we can be taken advantage of.

Trump less trusted than Putin and Xi. TDS at the extreme.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ronin2 @3    5 days ago

When I read your comment, a song ran through my head - and I realized why it did - because it's allegorical.           So America wants to be on its own.....

Bob Dylan   – Like A Rolling Stone Lyrics

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from album:  Bob Dylan  (1962)
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Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You've gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely
But you know you only used to get juiced in it
And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street
And now you find out you're gonna have to get used to it
You said you'd never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but know you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say do you want to make a deal?

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
When they all come down and did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain't no good
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discover that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people
They're drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made
Exchanging all kinds of precious gifts and things
But you'd better lift your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it babe
You used to be so amused
At Napoleon in rags and the language that he used
Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse
When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose
You're invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal.

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be on your own
With no direction home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?
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igknorantzrulz
3.1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    5 days ago

How does it feel...?  Pretty fckn shitty !

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
3.2  Bob Nelson  replied to  Ronin2 @3    5 days ago
Fuck the rest of the world.

That's the problem. There are 325 million Americans in a world of almost eight billion.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.2    5 days ago

We're only 4 % of the world's population

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.1    5 days ago

TiG checked my math

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.2.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.2    5 days ago

i had him check my mark once

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Bob Nelson @3.2    5 days ago

Fuck the rest of the world.

We are going to need a shit load of condoms.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.2.5  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.2.4    5 days ago

I'll say, nobody wants to be infected...

 
 
 
JBB
4  JBB    5 days ago

Nobody doesn't hate Donald J...

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.1  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @4    5 days ago

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