VIDEO: Confidence in US President Collapses Everywhere Except Russia & Israel

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Trump vs Obama vs Bush - International Approval RatingsHere are the numbers supporting what you likely already knew.

George W Bush was not well liked or respected in the international community, largely because he polarized world leaders into “…those who are with (the US), or with the terrorists”

Obama softened the US stance on international issues.  He had been called the Consoler In Chief.

Trump’s lack of foreign policy planning and his penchant for grandstanding has lead him to take hard line on almost everything.  Thus far, he has inflamed issues he thinks he can gain domestic popularity on, half attempted resolutions, then either declared victory or changed the channel.

President Trump’s position on everything moving the US embassy in Israel, to immigration reform, to Syrian leader Bashar, to Iran, to Venezuela and on and on has reduced the US’ ability to create moderate coalitions to deal with international problems.

Support from the international community for the US President ‘doing the right thing’ in global affairs has fallen dramatically under President Trump.

This short video clip from Fareed Zakaria’s show GPS explains these numbers nicely:

 

George W Bush Barack Obama Donald Trump
2001 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Canada 59 40 28 88 76 83 76 83 22 25
France 20 20 25 15 14 13 91 87 84 86 83 83 83 84 14 9
Germany 51 33 30 25 19 14 93 90 88 87 88 71 73 86 11 10
Greece 30 35 27 41 19 17
Hungary 58 29 31
Italy 33 43 30 73 76 75 77 68 25 27
Netherlands 39 92 17 19
Poland 47 29 41 62 60 52 50 49 55 64 58 23 35
Spain 26 18 7 7 8 72 69 67 61 54 58 58 75 7 7
Sweden 21 93 10 17
UK 30 51 38 30 24 16 86 84 75 80 72 74 76 79 22 28
Russia 8 28 21 18 22 37 41 41 36 29 15 11 53 19
Australia 59 23 77 81 84 29 32
Indonesia 19 20 14 23 71 67 62 53 60 64 23 28
Japan 32 35 25 85 76 84 74 70 60 66 78 24 20
Philippines 84 89 94 69 78
South Korea 36 22 30 81 75 77 84 88 17 44
Israel 83 57 56 49 61 71 49 56 69
Tunisia 28 24 27 18 17
Kenya 72 94 95 86 81 78 80 83 51 56
Nigeria 84 53 53 73 63 58 59
South Africa 32 74 72 77 73 39 39
Argentina 5 7 61 49 44 31 40 13 11
Brazil 56 63 68 69 52 63 14 16
Mexico 28 16 55 43 38 42 49 40 49 5 6

Source: Spring 2018 Global Attitudes Survey
PEW RESEARCH CENTER

 

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