Friday, January 19, 2018

World's Belief in U.S. Leadership Hits New Low

One year into Donald Trump's presidency, the image of U.S. leadership is weaker worldwide than it was under his two predecessors. Median approval of U.S. leadership across 134 countries and areas stands at a new low of 30%, according to a new Gallup report. The most recent approval rating, based on Gallup World Poll surveys conducted between March and November last year, is down 18 percentage points from the 48% approval rating in the last year of President Barack Obama's administration, and is four points lower than the previous low of 34% in the last year of President George W. Bush's administration.

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That must mean we are doing something right. The world isnt always on our side.

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2018-01-18 05:02 PM

That must mean we are doing something right. The world isnt always on our side.

Posted by boaz at 2018-01-18 05:02 PM | Reply

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#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-18 05:14 PM

"The world isnt always on our side." - #1 | Posted by pfc. boazo at 2018-01-18 05:02 PM

But it is always better if it is.

You know, like when it comes time to locate, hunt and kill terrorists.

Or when we need foreign territorial access from which to launch military strikes against our enemies.

Or when we need reliable intel from foreign governments.

Little military and security things like that.

You know, part of our national security.

Figures you're too stupid to know that.

#3 | Posted by Hans at 2018-01-18 05:28 PM

"That must mean we are doing something right"

Holy Crap

it wasn't that long ago you were ranting that OBAMA was damaging Americas image abroad

good grief. Have some self-respect for a change

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-01-18 06:05 PM

#1 Boaz must assume that North Korea is doing everything right. The whole world disapproves of them. They must be the promise land.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2018-01-18 07:25 PM

That must mean we are doing something right. The world isnt always on our side.

#1 | POSTED BY BOAZ

My God. The self-righteous stupid. It burns.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-19 12:06 AM

Boaz must assume that North Korea is doing everything right. The whole world disapproves of them. They must be the promise land.

Let me know when he's planning on going. I'll chip in on his ticket.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-19 12:06 AM

OMG! Time for an ass-kissing apology tour..

#8 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2018-01-19 02:18 AM

Long story short, the world likes it better when you kill brown people, but hate it when you say they can't be immigrants.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-01-19 09:14 AM

Time for an ass-kissing apology tour..

Obama is still President?

#10 | Posted by boaz at 2018-01-19 12:28 PM

Time for an ass-kissing apology tour..
Obama is still President?

#10 | POSTED BY BOAZ

No one here is surprised that you think being honest about your mistakes is ass-kissing.

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-19 12:34 PM

No one here is surprised that you think being honest about your mistakes is ass-kissing.

Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-19 12:34 PM | Reply

He has the cognitive understanding of a gnat. It's way above his mental capacity.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-19 01:39 PM

Atlas Shrugged.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-19 05:35 PM

drump is an embarrassment.

#14 | Posted by bat4255 at 2018-01-19 08:08 PM

No one here is surprised that you think being honest about your mistakes is ass-kissing.

#11 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Even that's too deep for Boaz.

If it's an R, tis good. If it's a D, tis bad.

And he'll slurp up whatever nonsense is necessary to explain away the good or the bad.

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-19 11:39 PM

You mean the world doesn't like all the free funding being taken away? What a shock.

#19 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-01-19 11:44 PM

How much foreign aid does the US give per year and what % of the country's GDPs does it equal, crassus?

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-19 11:57 PM

How much foreign aid does the US give per year and what % of the country's GDPs does it equal, crassus?

#20 | POSTED BY JPW

The recipients could care less about the % of our GDP it equals. An infinitesimal fraction of our GDP as vastly higher than a slightly higher - in terms of percentage - infinitesimal fraction of France's GDP. Palestine is interested in real dollars and could care less about percentages.

#21 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-20 12:39 AM

I ignored the question JeffJ, it was stupid and didn't address the point. Oh, but in his eyes because it is 1% of the GDP the money is ignored.

#22 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-01-20 12:42 AM

The recipients could care less about the % of our GDP it equals.

BS. One only protests when it hurts.

An infinitesimal fraction of our GDP as vastly higher than a slightly higher - in terms of percentage - infinitesimal fraction of France's GDP.

This line sounds like you C&P'd from an online -------- generator.

Palestine is interested in real dollars and could care less about percentages.

Only because the GDP is such that real dollars is what matters.

Show me some numbers. ACTUAL numbers.

Otherwise it sounds like you're sharting nonsense.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-20 01:06 AM

More posts, same topic....

www.drudge.com

#24 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-20 01:07 AM

Oh, but in his eyes because it is 1% of the GDP the money is ignored.

#22 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

1% of the US GDP?

If so, are we back to the convenient nickel and dime ---- where 1% matters while we ignore one of the biggest siphons of federal dollars cuz 'Murica!? (that's the DoD in case you were wondering)

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-20 01:09 AM

#24

Oops, wrong thread. Jeffy's Fault.

#26 | Posted by Corky at 2018-01-20 01:11 AM

Billions here billions there it does matter cause it isn't trillions.....right!

#27 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-01-20 01:16 AM

Show me some numbers. ACTUAL numbers.
Otherwise it sounds like you're sharting nonsense.

#23 | POSTED BY JPW

TOP 20 GOVERNMENT DONORS IN 2014*
Donor Contribution (US$)
United States of America 408,751,396
European Commission 139,402,221
Saudi Arabia 103,519,499
United Kingdom 95,328,127
Sweden 79,975,260
Germany 54,838,742
Norway 35,911,782
Japan (including JICA [Japan International Cooperation Agency]) 28,278,535
Switzerland 27,158,461
Australia 23,707,542
Netherlands 22,474,045
Denmark 22,339,767
Kuwait 17,000,000
France 16,800,000
Italy 10,775,259
Belgium (including Flanders) 10,772,636
Finland 8,865,753
Ireland 8,464,730
Palestine 8,453,349
Turkey 8,129,618

israelipalestinian.procon.org

#28 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-20 01:23 AM

Billions here billions there it does matter cause it isn't trillions.....right!

#27 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

If you don't understand log scales just STFU.

Doubly so since you're just dodging answering the actual questions.

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-20 01:24 AM

Show me some numbers. ACTUAL numbers.
Otherwise it sounds like you're sharting nonsense.

#23 | POSTED BY JPW

TOP 20 GOVERNMENT DONORS IN 2014*
Donor Contribution (US$)
United States of America 408,751,396
European Commission 139,402,221
Saudi Arabia 103,519,499
United Kingdom 95,328,127
Sweden 79,975,260
Germany 54,838,742
Norway 35,911,782
Japan (including JICA [Japan International Cooperation Agency]) 28,278,535
Switzerland 27,158,461
Australia 23,707,542
Netherlands 22,474,045
Denmark 22,339,767
Kuwait 17,000,000
France 16,800,000
Italy 10,775,259
Belgium (including Flanders) 10,772,636
Finland 8,865,753
Ireland 8,464,730
Palestine 8,453,349
Turkey 8,129,618

israelipalestinian.procon.org

#30 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-20 01:24 AM

Show me some numbers. ACTUAL numbers.
Otherwise it sounds like you're sharting nonsense.

#23 | POSTED BY JPW

TOP 20 GOVERNMENT DONORS IN 2014*
Donor Contribution (US$)
United States of America 408,751,396
European Commission 139,402,221
Saudi Arabia 103,519,499
United Kingdom 95,328,127
Sweden 79,975,260
Germany 54,838,742
Norway 35,911,782
Japan (including JICA [Japan International Cooperation Agency]) 28,278,535
Switzerland 27,158,461
Australia 23,707,542
Netherlands 22,474,045
Denmark 22,339,767
Kuwait 17,000,000
France 16,800,000
Italy 10,775,259
Belgium (including Flanders) 10,772,636
Finland 8,865,753
Ireland 8,464,730
Palestine 8,453,349
Turkey 8,129,618

israelipalestinian.procon.org

#31 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-20 01:24 AM

Sorry for the triple post.

#32 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-20 01:25 AM

JPW,

Clarifying: The Palestinians could care less what percentage of our GDP they receive. What they care about is actual dollars received. It's pretty clear that we are not speaking toward the same thing. Try being a bit more patient and try being much less of a dick and perhaps we can more quickly get on the same page.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-20 01:28 AM

Doubly so since you're just dodging answering the actual questions.

See JeffJ knows how to use google, and see you are not interested in numbers and fiscal responsibility.

In 2016 it was 500 billion but according to you that's chump change.

#34 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-01-20 01:30 AM

It's pretty clear that we are not speaking toward the same thing.

Yeah I'm talking about the % of THEIR GDP they receive.

Try being a bit more patient and try being much less of a dick and perhaps we can more quickly get on the same page.

Alright, fine. I guess "the country's" might be ambiguous. Not really, but if you say so I can't argue.

But seriously, why would I argue about our % GDP in response to a post claiming that people were pissed because they weren't getting stuff?

If it's demonstrably a small % of the donor's GDP why ask the question to being with?

#35 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-20 01:43 AM

Yeah I'm talking about the % of THEIR GDP they receive.

I thought you were talking about the % of OUR GDP we give.

Like I said, we were misunderstanding each other. See how easy that is?

#36 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-20 01:48 AM

Like I said, we were misunderstanding each other. See how easy that is?

I acknowledged that.

Care to answer?

#37 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-20 01:57 AM

World's Belief in U.S. Leadership Hits New Low

Just a part of Putin's plan to diminish America's influence in the world and to sow chaos in the US by the manipulation of his traitorous puppet in the White House.

#38 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-01-21 05:23 AM

I'm confused. 500 billion mentioned above, but the number from the source is 408 million, not billion. Where does the 500 billion number come from?

#39 | Posted by mad_as_hell at 2018-01-21 11:17 AM

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