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Citizens of many U.S. allies trust Putin more than Trump

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Trump Republicans: Mission accomplished! You've made America sink even further by supporting the disgrace in the White Male House. Those JT posters who yearned tragically (Catch 22) for a leader like Putin might just get what you wanted.

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Did they ask any citizens of Ukraine?

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Putin ended the war in Syria while the west kept funneling arms to al Qiada.

And Putin stood up for the people of East Ukraine when the coup imposed government tried to ban them from speaking their native language.

His approval ratings are over 80%, even when assessed by Western polling agencies.

Plus he can wrestle a grizzly bear to the ground with one hand, all the while keeping his sunglasses on.

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This may seem a laughable matter, but it is indicative of the problems that are brewing heavily with this idiot in the White House. Domestically, the current problem of not 100% denouncing torch carrying nazis was just stupid on Trump's part, but it showed who he really is. The next big problem could be international.

Trump being president is dangerous. For all Putin's wrongs, he's a leader with some sensibility. Trump is a spoiled juvenile, and the presser in NYC showed he is incapable of being smart, having clarity and being a trustful decision maker in time of crisis. His ignorance, near moral bankruptcy and lack of leadership is evident and I'm scared of his stupidity.

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Could it be that he is a threat to the powers that be (Bankers, weapons manufacturers Soros etc) and this worldwide mocking of him in the media is part of a plan to discredit then dethrone him ? That makes me wanna support him !

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I trust neither. I wonder how the families of journalists and critics of Putin, who died mysteriously or were jailed, feel about the survey results?

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Putin has just a little to do with it, DT is so unfit and I feel sorry for the US (and for the world), he does act more like a dangerous clown with unlimited power than a calm and focused President with knowledge and education.

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Both tottaly different in their Approach in getting the job done Putin takes Action Trump mouths off not thinking the Consequences out first

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Now you can see what the fake news and the fake Russia collusion has caused. Hope the Dems and the media are happy about what they have done for political points and TV ratings.

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Which US TV news station is the only one readily available in most foreign countries? Which station spends 90% of its airtime mocking and attacking Trump?, often with fake or biased reporting? You can't tell me there is no direct relation.

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"Disappearer-in-charge" vs idiot?

However, Putin is more predictable, at least outside his direct neighbors.

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lol NATO countries, those citizens are allowing their own politicians to let a terror army roam around Europe killing people while letting their economies, collapse and restricting freedom more and more, clearly those people, are not reliable thinkers, considering Putin invaded Ukraine and threatens to cut Europe off from gas and oil supplies. to bad the, article doesn't explain what trump did to them. of course the Europeans also gave Obama a peace prize preemptively even though Obama started 8 Arab spring wars. Japan and south Korea, I've been to both, even speak Japanese and I seriously doubt they said, anything, being polite people I seriously doubt they would voice opinions like this. especially Japan considering Russia is occupying 4 Japanese islands.

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The AP again?? Yeah, I'm not surprised.

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considering Putin invaded Ukraine 

You're joking right?

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Basically, Putin plays chess while Trump plays checkers (and flips the board over when he starts losing).

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Putin is fairly predictable: he is all about invading neighbouring countries whenever he sees an opportunity, but I wouldn't say that's "doing the right thing". Trump just makes it up as he goes along. Neither of them is particularly trustworthy.

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I would say, give me Putin anytime over Trump. Trump barks a lot, no action. The thing that comes out from his mouth is like kindergarten kid.

People talk about Putin invading, disappearing citizens, etc. As if US is not doing that.

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Citizens of many U.S. allies trust Putin more than Trump

Trump trusts Putin more than many US allies.

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The good news? Trump will be gone in 3 and a half years.

The bad news? Trump will be gone in 3 and a half years.

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Trump will be gone in 3 and a half years.

Ah but, Putin is busy plotting for another 4 years.

After all, according to CNN and many on this board, Russian hackers mysteriously have the power to cast votes in US elections.

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Yes that is my understanding from listening to most of the people here too, that Russia determines who the US president is by their hacking and interference.

But maybe not as it was recently shown that the DNC wasnt hacked and that it was actually copied locally. But the muh racism! and the muh North Korea! kinda been overshadowing that revelation.

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This is a height contest between acorns. どんぐりの背比べ

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@brbush Ah but, Putin is busy plotting for another 4 years.

Isn't he going to remain tsar through 2024?

Russian hackers mysteriously have the power to cast votes in US elections.

I've not read credible sources saying they 'cast votes'.

 @blacklab that Russia determines who the US president is by their hacking and interference.

Like comrade Bush you're distorting, spreading alt facts.

 But the muh racism! and the muh North Korea! kinda been overshadowing that revelation.

It's clear that posters who make comments like this are unfamiliar with a free, for-profit press where you'll find media reporting whatever is felt is news a paying public might want to hear that day. It's been that way for a couple centuries. In my opinion, racism is a topic that needs focus. North Korea? Not so much. By the way, what does 'muh' mean? Is that from a Slavic language?

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Blacklabel: Now you can see what the fake news and the fake Russia collusion has caused. 

Bragging about molesting women probably didn't help. But It must be the media's fault.

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Yeah the media tried to use a decade old tape to destroy Trump, yet he still won.

Most people realize he was saying that when you are famous that women LET you do whatever you want, which is actually true. It's whatever anyway because the voters decide they didn't care about it and saw it for the unfair and irrelevant attack that it was.

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So your opinion on the matter is that Trump was treated unfairly, and people who criticized him for his own words were coerced by the media coverage of his words.

Oh, and famous people can molest, so Trump was just keeping it real.

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Which US TV news station is the only one readily available in most foreign countries? Which station spends 90% of its airtime mocking and attacking Trump?

But that US TV news station treats Putin even worse than Trump; yet Trump still does worse than Putin - that's how bad the situation has gotten

For those who think Obama did not make the US good impression on the world, Trump is doing much worse, according to the recent June 2017 Pew Research:

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

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

http://www.pewglobal.org/2017/06/26/u-s-image-suffers-as-publics-around-world-question-trumps-leadership/

http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/06/23153955/PG_2017.06.26.US_Image-00-1.png

Confidence in the U.S. President to do the right thing regarding world affairs - even countries known to give usual good ratings, like Poland and the Philippines, give significantly lower marks.

Trump’s character is also a factor in how he is viewed abroad. In the eyes of most people surveyed around the world, the White House’s new occupant is arrogant, intolerant and even dangerous. Among the positive characteristics tested, his highest rating is for being a strong leader. Fewer believe he is charismatic, well-qualified or cares about ordinary people.

http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/06/23161859/PG_2017.06.26.US_Image-00-6.png

While the new U.S. president is viewed with doubt and apprehension in many countries, America’s overall image benefits from a substantial reservoir of goodwill. The American people, for instance, continue to be well-regarded – across the 37 nations polled, a median of 58% say they have a favorable opinion of Americans. U.S. popular culture, likewise, has maintained appeal abroad, and many people overseas still believe Washington respects the personal freedoms of its people.

Confidence to do the right thing regarding world affairs - Merkel and (though most people still don't have confidence in them) even Xi Jinping and Putin get higher marks than Trump:

http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/06/23154008/PG_2017.06.26.US_Image-00-4.png

So, that's the current state how much people around the world love or not love the US leadership or its people.

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Yes it is a known fact that famous rich men are allowed and even encouraged by some women to touch them and more.

Doesnt mean someone actually did it, they are just stating the known reality of their life situation.

Doesn't matter anyway the election results prove that people don't blame someone for simply saying what is true.

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Yeah, you're probably right. Trump brags about molesting women but it doesn't really matter anyway. He won the election. Waste of time even bringing it up.

Moving on.

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