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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

With Trump In Office, World Opinion Of U.S. Plunges

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

Seven in 10 people around the world have no confidence in Trump, and America’s global image may be suffering as a result, a new survey finds.

The 25-nation study, conducted by Pew Research Center, found that views of America are continuing to deteriorate after taking a major hit when Trump took office.

Overall, 43 percent of those surveyed said they have an unfavorable view of the U.S., while 50 percent have a favorable view.

Those ratings are far lower than at any point during President Obama’s eight years in office, according to Pew.

America’s international image is particularly low among some of our closest allies, with just 30 percent of Germans, 38 percent of French, and 39 percent of Canadians expressing a favorable view of the U.S.…

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World Leaders: Yes, We Were Laughing At Trump

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Before he was elected president, Donald Trump frequently said the world was laughing at the United States — and he promised he could change that. But on Tuesday, that hope was dashed as the United Nations General Assembly burst into laughter at his ridiculous boasting about his presidency in a speech.

It was widely interpreted as an expression of derision and disrespect for the president — and a new report from BuzzFeed News confirms this view.

Multiple foreign diplomats in attendance told the new outlet explicitly that they were laughing at, not with, Trump:

“Sometimes, when we see a behavior or listen to arguments or notions that seem so far-fetched, unreasonable, or insane, there is almost natural reaction of laughing,” one Latin American diplomat said, speaking off the record so he could speak freely.



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Danziger: The Joke’s On Us

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.