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America's image worsens under Trump

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By Noah Barkin

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It hasn't worsened under Trump as much as it did under Bush and Cheney.

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America's image worsens under Trump

this is news?????

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How can you come to such a conclusion based on 900 opinions in multiple countries?

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How can you come to such a conclusion based on 900 opinions in multiple countries?

Statistics. It's a major area of study. You can study it in university, and people build careers on it.

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America's image worsens under Trump

This is a headline JT could have run every day since the 8th of November 2016.

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To those of us who remember, America's image has been tarnished for decades, generations. This is down to its rank hypocrisy and interfering with other nations. Not to mention its treatment of its own peoples.

But throughout it all, American people have been welcomed the world over - into our homes and lives. This is because we know that there's a difference between the good people and the charlatans in power. The good people outweigh the bad.

This terrible era, where America has become AmeriKKKa or the Great Satan will pass. The empire will eventually fall and we will be there for our American brothers and sisters, to help pick up the pieces. We will gladly, with open hearts, help make America good again.

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During the Obama administration, the right whined that the world was laughing at them, even when the world wasn't.

Now the world hates America, and they keep their mouths shut.

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Across all countries, an average of 27 percent of respondents said they had confidence in Trump. That compared unfavourably to Putin, on 30 percent, and Xi, on 34 percent.

This should cause every American to head to the polls on Nov 6 and vote Democrat - to throw the no-spine Republicans out of office. They tried to derail Trump off the ticket in 2016 because they knew he was a charlatan and a danger to the country. But once he won using his coded racist language and with a big assist from Putin, they have all now fallen in line. 

Remember when Ted Cruz said “This man is a pathological liar”  “Donald, you’re a sniveling coward” “Consistently disgraceful”...

Remember when Lindsey Graham said "I think he's a kook," "I think he's crazy." "I think he's unfit for office."

Well, those words were true then just as they are true now - but no Republican except Jeff Flake and Bob Corker have the spine to say it. 

Help the Republican party cleanse itself and vote straight Democrat in 2018 and 2020 - let's have a President that rates higher than two brutal dictators...

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I'm always torn about this: I hate American politics (even before Trump, but especially now) but I love so many other things about America that I can't really say that I dislike the country (I'm Canadian).

When I want to listen to great music its often an American band. My favorite sports are mostly American. My favorite TV shows are almost all American, as are my favorite movies (and the comedians and actors who appear therein). I even like American food (or more accurately American versions of foreign food).

I mean, there is a lot to like about America. But the politics alienates me a lot. And there is also the gun violence, the racial divisions, the radical economic inequality, the horrible public education and healthcare systems and all those other things which really make me wonder how a country that has so many awesome things is also so bad at getting really basic stuff right.

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When I want to listen to great music its often an American band. My favorite sports are mostly American. My favorite TV shows are almost all American, as are my favorite movies (and the comedians and actors who appear therein). I even like American food (or more accurately American versions of foreign food).

Personally, I like Americans, I enjoy visiting America, and my favorite media is American.

But I find their politics particularly distasteful. With their art, they create so much amazing stuff for the world. And with their politics, they cause so much damage to the world.

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Another anti Trump article I think the third this week just a guess the author(s) are Democrat supporters - the fact that Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are thought of as better leaders goes to show us they people who voted would prefer their countries over run by the hordes from Africa and the Middle East.

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Another anti Trump article I think the third this week

Yep, because Trump is literally the worst president the US has ever had. And I include Nixon in that.

the fact that Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are thought of as better leaders goes to show us they people who voted would prefer their countries over run by the hordes from Africa and the Middle East.

No, it goes to show how much of a pathetic disaster Trump is, that in spite of the immigration problems they are having with Europe, people still think those leaders are better than Trump.

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So polls show favorability declined, but people still like the country, just not its leadership

And water is wet

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The rot started with Bush, Cheney, 9/11 and the illegal Iraq war. I've never known anti-American sentiment like it was at that time. It was so obvious that what Bush and his crew were putting out were blatant lies. Things internationally calmed down for a while, but Trump is not doing much to make things better. In any case, it's all smokescreen. There are those who control presidents. These days the real leaders are in hiding.

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@rainyday, this other Canadian agrees wholeheartedly with your comments, especially that last paragraph. What I surmise out of this article is that people in the countries that hold considerable disdain for the US won't travel to that country. I've visited 37 of its continental states, but for the past twenty years have avoided it like the plague because of its gun violence and racial divides.

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Trevor,

and this Australian agrees with you and your fellow Canadians for pretty much the same reasons.

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The farcial dangerous embarrasment named Donald J. Trump (a.k.a. John Barron, David Dennison, John Miller, etc.) has soiled the United States of America and turned into Absurdistan ... this plague shall pass, although not soon enough.

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@Andrew

just a guess the author(s) are Democrat supporters

You mean the people surveyed are Democrat supporters? People who dislike Trump aren't automatically Democrats you know. They are just people who dislike Trump.

Just 7 percent of Spanish, 9 percent of French and 10 percent of Germans said they had confidence in Trump's leadership. In 20 of the 25 countries surveyed, a majority said they had no confidence in Trump.

So how would a Republican 'author' spin these numbers?

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"The survey of 25 nations"

Aren't there like 193 countries in the world? Why such a small sampling?

Meanwhile, the U.S. economy is booming, peace is breaking out in Korea...

I'll take results over image any day.

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Another anti Trump article I think the third this week just a guess the author(s) are Democrat supporters - the fact that Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are thought of as better leaders goes to show us they people who voted would prefer their countries over run by the hordes from Africa and the Middle East.

This comment just perfectly encapsulates so much of the side of America that rubs me the wrong way.

How can the country that gave the world the Big Lebowski, CCR, Breaking Bad, Babe Ruth, Blondie, the Talking Heads and the original Star Wars trilogy also be the source of stuff like this?

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Meanwhile, the U.S. economy is booming, peace is breaking out in Korea...

Meanwhile in the US there are mass murdered every other day, the police are armed like a military and regularly kill unarmed citizens, the country is in the hands of a groper, and the country is on the brink of civil war.

What a mess.

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"The survey of 25 nations"

Aren't there like 193 countries in the world? Why such a small sampling?

Typically, those 25 nations are the most prominent ones in affecting world affairs

For the rest of the nations' opinions won't move the needle much one way or another

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America's image: 1) arrogant; 2) violent; 3) cultureless; 4) untrustworthy; 5) lacking humility.

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America's image: 1) arrogant; 2) violent; 3) cultureless; 4) untrustworthy; 5) lacking humility. 1 ( +1 / -0 )

Article: "Across all countries, the U.S. got positive marks, with 50 percent saying they had a positive view, compared to 43 percent who were negative."

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lostrune2,

Yes, but approximately 95.874 percent of statistics are misleading.

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Yes, but approximately 95.874 percent of statistics are misleading.

Lol, I'm telling ya 69% of stats are made up on the spot!

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This, article is mistaking Or purposely rewriting recent history. Obama is the clown who destroyed the popularity of America across the world. Obama caused a wird wide depression, helped terrorism, helped communist tyranny, cause a refugee crisis and basically stabbed allies in the, back, like Ukraine, while helping adversaries like Putin and funding dangerous enemies of the world like Iran. As for the America first comment, tge article is leaving out what trump said. Yes America first in all negotiations but he, also said fair because he expects the leaders of all countries to put their own country first also. The fact is the complainers want America to be an endless bank account for foreign entities and sorry but America is not here to find the, stupidity of the rest of the world.

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Obama is the clown who destroyed the popularity of America across the world.

Let's see your data

Pew Research: "Key takeaways on international image of the U.S., Obama"

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/06/29/key-takeaways-us-image/

In President Barack Obama’s last year in office, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that views of the United States remain strongly favorable in key European and Asian nations... Obama continues to receive high confidence ratings, and across the 15 countries surveyed

Views of the U.S. remain positive

the percentage of Europeans naming the U.S. as the world’s top economic power has increased

Across most nations surveyed, confidence ratings for Barack Obama are high

Here's more data:

Global Indicators Database: "Confidence in the U.S. President - How much confidence do you have in the U.S. President (Trump '17, Obama '09-'16, Bush '03-'08)?"

http://www.pewglobal.org/database/indicator/6/survey/all/

This one has 60 countries

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