The world vs. Donald Trump

Had a great conversation yesterday with a student who had recently returned from a study abroad trip this summer.  Among things she noted was the amazing amount of anti-Trump sentiment in persons she came across from other countries.  When it comes to trusting Donald Trump to do the right thing in international affairs, foreigners are quite wise– they seem to fully realize he’s a loose, untrustworthy cannon.  It’s not just anecdote, here’s the data from a recent Pew survey:

Comparative confidence in political leaders and U.S. presidential candidates on their international role

Also note that pretty much everybody but Poland trusts Trump even less than Putin.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

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