Donald Trump has this strange affinity for dictators and disdain for our allies. He bullies Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the European Union and tosses them onto the international trash heap. Even though POTUS claims that the traditional media outlets are “fake” and “the enemy of the people,” he certainly listens to what they say.
Trump tweeted about his “approval ratings…around the world.” Then, he claimed his low ratings came after he made “them pay a big price:”
‘The Fake News Media has been talking about recent approval ratings of me by countries around the world, including the European Union, as being very low….’
The president indicated that these countries did not like him. Yet, “I still like them:”
‘….I say of course they’re low – because for the first time in 50 years I am making them pay a big price for doing business with America. Why should they like me? — But I still like them!’
America’s global image fell off of the cliff when Trump was elected, because world leaders did not believe he could lead effectively. The world’s opinion of the president has not improved.
According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, the president’s image was still poor and far worse than President Barack Obama’s standing on the world stage.
These countries say Trump does not consider their interests when he is “making foreign policy decisions.” In fact, they believe that POTUS has eroded the U.S.’s power.
Twitter world went crazy after the president tweeted. Check out some of our favorites below:
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