With Trump out, US’s global reputation improves ‘dramatically’

Everything Trump said about his successes in improving our standing was wrong, and it's Biden who's accomplishing what his predecessor lied about.


MSNBC: At a campaign event last summer, Donald Trump turned his attention to one of his very favorite falsehoods: “You know, we’re respected again. You may not feel it, although I think you do. You may not see it. You don’t read about it from the fake news, but this country is respected again.”

As regular readers know, it has long been foundational to the Republican’s worldview: the United States was an international laughingstock for decades, Trump believes, but thanks to how awesome his awesomeness is, he singlehandedly restored the nation’s global stature. It was a ridiculous idea he brought up constantly, seeing it as one of his most important accomplishments.

Even in his strange farewell address, Trump found it necessary, one last time, to boast to Americans, “The world respects us again.” In an apparent message for Joe Biden, the outgoing president added, “Please don’t lose that respect.”

It was a bizarre challenge from a failed leader who’d done extraordinary harm to the United States’ international reputation. Six months later, a new report from the Pew Research Center suggests President Biden is succeeding in undoing much of the damage.

The election of Joe Biden as president has led to a dramatic shift in America’s international image. Throughout Donald Trump’s presidency, publics around the world held the United States in low regard, with most opposed to his foreign policies. This was especially true among key American allies and partners. Now, a new Pew Research Center survey of 16 publics finds a significant uptick in ratings for the U.S., with strong support for Biden and several of his major policy initiatives.

The findings are extraordinary. At the end of Trump’s term, 83% of international respondents did not have confidence in the U.S. president to do the right thing regarding world affairs, while 17% did. Now, under Biden, 75% of international respondents do have confidence, while 22% do not.


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  1. 16 “publics”(?)
    Strange and a “MSNBC deceptive” use of the word;….example: so here is a “public” lets do a survey with the public somewhere, then call it a “public” in the survey.

    Does this mean Republics? And is misprint? If misprint, seems to be intentional…Republic seems to be what the reader will think when they read “public”

    MSNBC is not really credible, full of supportive war monger in the “neo liberal” mold.

    Good thing Trump is gone, but Biden has not pulled out troops from Syria, Afghanistan, rebuked Israel in any way or come to aid of Palestine nor admitted any guilt in the genocidal coup and war in Ukraine. the encirlement of Russia and sanctions continues, the military pressure, threat of nuclear attack from Israel and sanctions on Iran continue, the drone attacks continue all over world. the military threat against China continues too..
    Biden can just as easily pull the plug on any treaty or agreement just like Trump demonstrated and the world knows it.

    • We’re talking Greater Israel, Konehead, from the Nile to the Euphrates. Biden can’t just pull the troops out or the Ashkenazim will be pissed. And when the Ashkenazim are pissed… Watch out for another 9/11.

  2. I think Donald Trump is the world’s best example of the axiom; “fake it till you make it.”
    It just goes to show how far it will take you; with a good head start.

  3. These must be the 16 public’s the USA hasn’t bombed. Your own little echo chamber. The worldneeds the usa like it needs a satanic vampire squid sucking life out of millions, which is exactly what the USA is. The satanic Freemason empire. Sickening.

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