Global Community Has Little Trust Trump Will Do the Right Thing in Foreign Affairs

“The majority of people around the world have little confidence that President Trump will do the “right thing” in world affairs, according to a new poll published by the Pew Research Center.”

CBS News

The President of the United States is by default the Leader of the Free World and regardless of his personal failings he is regarded by the majority of people around the world as an exemplar of American values: democracy, respect for the rule of law an abhorrence of violence and criminality.

But Trump isn’t your grandfathers’ president, and according to a new poll published by the Pew Research Center the majority of global citizens have little confidence that Trump will do the “right thing” in world affairs.

It’s not just Muslim or communist countries where Trump is held in low esteem, this anti-Trump sentiment is particularly strong in western Europe, where under 25% of people in Spain, France and Germany say they have confidence in the stable genius.

It’s not surprising that Trump is anathema in the civilized world, and the uncivilized world, how can other countries be expected to respect him when he is loathed in America for his despicable words, actions and policies?

Trump’s “America First” foreign policy is rightly interpreted by the peoples of the world as a doctrine that power rules, and as the most powerful military and economic power in the world America, under Trump, acts in its self-interest. Trump’s controversial “America First” actions such as withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris Climate Accord don’t serve the best interests of America or the world.

It’s incumbent upon the American electorate to restore America’s international image and reputation by kicking Trump to the curb, and electing the Democratic general election candidate, whomever he or she might be.