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TRUMP DOESN'T HAVE THE GLOBAL CLOUT TO PUT AMERICA FIRST
The Pew Research Center has released results of the latest survey in its annual series of public opinion polls tracking attitudes in twenty-five foreign countries. Donald Trump’s numbers are bad. On the central question of whether people have confidence in a leader “to do the right thing regarding world affairs,” 27 percent of respondents worldwide expressed confidence in Trump, and 70 percent no confidence. This put him behind the other leaders about which this question was asked, especially German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in whom 52 percent expressed confidence, and French president Emmanuel Macron, at 46 percent. Trump even finished behind Chinese president Xi Jinping (34 percent) and Russian president Vladimir Putin (30 percent). Trump’s numbers also compare unfavorably, especially in European countries, with the numbers for Barack Obama when the same questions were asked during his presidency. PAUL R. PILLAR READ MORE