US Image Marred By ‘Sharp Decline’ Under Trump

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Ever since Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office back in January this year, the now President has been topping headlines and news stories for all the wrong reasons. Trump’s approval rating might’ve gotten down in the US but it seems like his actions has further implications outside the country.

The Pew Research Center has published a new study regarding other countries’ perception of the US. Basically, the study reveals a “sharp decline” in the image of the US, but it’s solely because of President Donald Trump and his actions which other countries aren’t too confident in.

The study included 37 nations. Out of all these nations included in the study, a median of 22% has confidence that Trump will do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. This is a very poor number already but when compared to Barack Obama’s median of 64%, it’s obvious that Trump isn’t the most popular world leader.

“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,” says the study.

Trump’s confidence ratings also reflects what other nations think of the US as well. According to the study, the US has plummeted in favorability ratings in a diverse set of countries in Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The only areas with an increased rating is in Vietnam and again, Russia.

Since he sat in office, Trump has been criticized for both his words and actions. Even before sitting in office, Trump’s plans of building a wall between Mexico and the US has raised eyebrows all over the globe.

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