Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Only a short time in office and already Donald Trump has virtually destroyed America's reputation. Are we winning yet?

Courtesy of Pew Research Center:

Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations. According to a new Pew Research Center survey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. This stands in contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64% expressed confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world.

The sharp decline in how much global publics trust the U.S. president on the world stage is especially pronounced among some of America’s closest allies in Europe and Asia, as well as neighboring Mexico and Canada. Across the 37 nations polled, Trump gets higher marks than Obama in only two countries: Russia and Israel.

" Trump gets higher marks than Obama in only two countries: Russia and Israel." Color me unsurprised.

The poll cites two reasons for the decline in Trump and America's popularity, his policies and his character.

The policies essentially speak for themselves, but get a load of their take on his character:

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.

You know that is going to elicit an angry tweet.

And this might as well: 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin also get poor marks, though neither is rated as negatively as the U.S. president. Across the 37 nations surveyed, a median of 28% voice confidence in Xi, while 27% feel this way about Putin.

Trump comes in at a dismal 22% confidence rating.

Jesus, an American president even more disliked by the world than Vladimir Putin. 

There's something to brag about to our friends.


  1. Anonymous4:29 PM

    Breaking: Sista Sarah suing NYT. Oh this ought to be good!


    1. Anonymous8:21 PM

      Someone with a deep pocket is funding this lawsuit, for the publicity, since she'll never win. It's a nuisance suit, that will be thrown out by a judge. Meant to cost The Times money in legal fees and annoyance. It didn't libel her, and she's beyond any damage to her reputation at this point. There was no malice, and, given Gabby Giffords' on-air protest about the crosshairs before she was shot, there's a case to be made for the editorial.

    2. Anonymous9:04 PM


    3. Anonymous9:39 PM

      Haha $arah has to PROVE her little .gif map didn't look like it had targets on it. It will be like proving Bri$$y is a virgin.

  2. Anonymous5:26 PM

    I thought NO one could be worse than Dubya.
    And then Trump announced he was running....

    1. Anonymous5:44 PM

      Me too, sad huh? So much winning.

    2. Anonymous6:41 PM

      Hey, and we all didn't believe him when he claimed his "win" was historic...

    3. Anonymous9:32 PM

      And every time we think we've hit rock bottom, 45* comes knockin' from below.

  3. Anonymous5:43 PM

    Senate GOP seethes at Trump impulsiveness

    Top Republican officials and senators say the White House is crippling efforts to expand the Senate majority.

    Top GOP officials and senators say White House chaos and impulsiveness are crippling efforts to expand the Republican Senate majority in 2018, unraveling long-laid plans and needlessly jeopardizing incumbents.

    There's a widespread sense of exasperation with the president, interviews with nearly two dozen senior Republicans reveal, and deep frustration with an administration they believe doesn’t fully grasp what it will take to preserve the narrow majority or add to it.

    The most recent flash point involves Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, who was attacked by a White House-sanctioned outside group after announcing his opposition to the now stalled Obamacare repeal bill. Heller, the most endangered GOP incumbent up for reelection in 2018, was initially targeted with a surprise $1 million digital, TV and radio assault — an act of political retaliation that stunned senators and other top GOP officials.


    1. Anonymous5:59 PM

      WATCH: Ana Navarro unleashed holy hell on Katrina Pierson for trying to bully GOP senators over Trumpcare

      Former spokesperson for Donald Trump, Katrina Pierson, is back on television as a representative of a pro-Trump super PAC running ads against Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) for not supporting Trumpcare. But her latest appearance on CNN’s “AC360” pitted her against moderate Republican Ana Navarro, who works to get Republicans elected.

      Pierson claimed that the reason that they ran the ad against Heller was because he held a press conference, attacked the bill and walked away from the negotiating table. Running the ad, she explained, brought him back to the table and thus it served its purpose.

      Pierson said that for seven years Republicans have promised that if voters handed them the House, the Senate and the White House that they would repeal and replace Obamacare.

      “Now is not the time to play games with Medicaid expansion or catering to a particular group or electorate,” Pierson said. “This is about getting this horrible bill …. it’s time for Republicans to do what they said they were going to do.”

      “Let me tell you what caving is!” Navarro cut in. “Caving is trying to force an elected official, who was elected by his people, to vote against his conscience, to vote against his principles and what thinks are the interest of his people that voted for him and do it by force instead of bringing him to the table and figuring out the solutions. It’s not just Heller, there’s a lot of Republican senators who don’t want to vote for this for one reason or another. And mainly because it’s not good for the people of their state. So, that is caving. Handing in your principles.”


  4. Anonymous5:48 PM

    When is this going to end is my question. The only consolation I have is he's going down in history as being the worst POTUS ever.

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  6. Anonymous6:01 PM

    The mere fact that this man was elected speaks unfortunate volumes regarding the average intelligence of our population. This has been a long time coming and it's been so obvious that Mike Judge made a movie about it over a decade ago!

    We've been hearing for decades that our educational system is failing, well guess what, what you get with educational deterioration such as this is a President Trump. I just can't believe that we actually enjoyed an 8 year hiatus from the idiocracy with the election of Obama, but if anything, that was the exception rather than the rule.

    It's taken over 40 years to hit rock bottom and while all of the patriotic fools were running around waving their flags and talking about our "exceptionalism" the Republic failed.

  7. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Yep, America is crap in most areas. We have russian potus, he needs to go and stay in russia, the bum.
    Throw the bum out!

  8. Anonymous7:25 PM

    Want to prove Trump is too incompetent to be president? Put together a video like the one below where Ben Carson is compared to Sarah Palin. Host says Ben had his Sarah Palin moment.


  9. Anonymous8:21 PM

    Life is crappy with this chump.

  10. Anonymous9:08 PM

    The US will make a comeback from this. They are methodically taking out the underlings, working their way up the chain to Trump and family. Putin recalled Kislyak. And it is mobster Mogovelich who is Putin's boss. When the US attacks back, they will not be happy.

  11. Anonymous6:39 AM

    "excessive pessimism can cause people to lose faith in the power of social media as a tool of resistance, at a time when political activists need technology more than ever."“The only way that we will assert popular resistance against autocratic control of technology is by seizing the means of information. We’re not going to get there with tin cans and string.”


  12. Anonymous9:45 AM

    " Trump gets higher marks than Obama in only two countries: Russia and Israel."
    This says a lot about Israel as well.


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