* In the United Kingdom, 83% had a favorable outlook in 2000. Now only 41% feel the same way, by far the lowest number in the Pew data.
- In Germany, only 26% now view the United States favorably – down from 78% who said so in 2000.
* In Canada, approvals for its southern neighbors have increased from 72% in 2000 to 35%.
What does collapse tell? Well, Trump mostly. The average rating of 13 countries on trust in Trump to do the right thing in world affairs is just 16%. Including a high 25% in Japan and a 9% decrease in Belgium.
Trump’s dismal ratings are closely tied to the perception of how he led America during the coronovirus epidemic. In all 13 countries, a measly 15% of the people said that the US had done a good job working with Kovid-19.
What is fascinating about these numbers is that both Trump aides and undercover will confiscate them to prove their point.
Trump and his backers will cite Pew data as evidence that other countries don’t like when the US stops letting itself take advantage and stands up for itself.
For Trump’s opponents, these numbers prove how much damage he has done.
What is here Abundantly Explicit: Trump represents a fundamental break with policies and strategic approaches that every post-World War president – regardless of party – has chosen to follow. And its muscle has consequences for isolationism.
Point: We have never been to this place before in the modern presidency and post-World War II world. This is yet another line that Trump not only crossed, but despised.