The United States' image around the world has plummeted in the wake of its Covid-19, a major global survey has found. People in several of America's allied nations are dismayed by Trump's handling of the crisisand view him as less trustworthy than other world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center.
Favorability toward the US in the UK, Canada, France, Japan and Australia is the lowest it has been in at least two decades, the survey found.
Trump's personal ratings slumped further in the annual index, with respondents in the UK, Spain, France and Germany giving him ratings comparable to the lowest points of former President George W. Bush's tenure and significantly below the highs of Barack Obama's administration.
Meanwhile, people in all 13 of the major countries surveyed considered the American response to the Covid-19 pandemic worse than that of China, the World Health Organization, the EU or their own governments.
President Obama was widely respected around the world and especially by our NATO allies. Trump has alienated our NATO allies and alarmed most of the free world with his ignorance and kissing up to Vladimir.
* In the United Kingdom, 83% had a favorable view of the US in 2000. Now just 41% feel the same way, the lowest number ever in Pew data.
* In Germany, just 26% now view the United States favorably -- down from 78% who said the same in 2000.
* In Canada, approval for their southern neighbors has gone from 72% in 2000 to 35% now.
What explains the collapse? Well, Trump mostly. The 13 countries' median rating on confidence in Trump to do the right thing in world affairs is just 16%. That includes a high of 25% in Japan and a low of 9% in Belgium.
Trump's dismal ratings are closely tied to perceptions about how he has led the US during the coronavirus pandemic. Across all 13 countries, a median of a measly 15% said the US had done a good job in dealing with Covid-19.
What's fascinating about these numbers is that both Trump allies and detractors will seize on them to prove their points.
Trump and his backers will cite the Pew data as evidence that other countries just don't like it when the US stops letting itself be taken advantage of and stands up for itself.
For Trump's adversaries, these numbers prove how much damage he has done.
"I will be a president who will stand with our allies and friends,"pledged Democratic nominee Joe Bidenin his own acceptance speech last month. "I will make it clear to our adversaries the days of cozying up to dictators are over."
Here's what isabundantlyclear: Trump represents a fundamental break with the policies and strategic approach that every post-World War II president -- regardless of party -- has chosen to follow. And his muscular isolationism has consequences.
The Point: We've never been in this place before in the modern presidency and the post-World War II world. It's yet another line Trump has not just crossed, but obliterated.
With all of the crazy, wacky, and cruel things that trump has done, along with his enablers, it’s no mystery that rest of the World laughs at us or thinks that our word is worth nothing and are not even letting us come to their Countries. If I lived in another Country, I sure that I would commenting: whatever trump has been doing to the US, it appears that it is not good! What has happened?