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Sep 16 - Most of the world hates Trump — but these 3 countries love him
 

 
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President Donald Trump is one of the most controversial world leaders in modern times, igniting the ire of America’s staunchest allies.

Whether it’s the proposed Muslim ban, the U.S. border wall and immigration, or his praise of authoritarian leaders, Trump is deft at inciting deep divisions among the public.

In 2018, political scientist Daniel Drezner summarized this consensus in The Washington Post: “The world hates President Trump.”

Data from the Pew Research Center illustrates Drezner’s thinking. For the residents of U.S. allies, their confidence in the U.S. president dropped substantially from the last year of Obama’s presidency to the beginning of Trump’s time in office.

So, where might Trump be popular overseas, and just where might he be electable? As a political scientist who has written about the U.S. image abroad, this question fascinates me.

Authoritarian states like Trump
Most of the world might hate Trump, but in some places, based largely on his policies, there is hope and even admiration.

In 2016 and 2017, Gallup asked respondents in more than 100 countries, “Do you approve or disapprove of the job performance of the leadership of the United States?” In 29 countries, Trump outdid Obama in terms of job performance.

When I look at these countries and compare them with data from Freedom House on which countries are democracies and nondemocracies, a pattern emerges. Trump is more popular than Obama among people in authoritarian nations.

Nigeria
Among regions around the world that seem to feel the most pro-Trump, Africa stands out.

In January 2018, The Washington Post reported that Trump derided immigrants coming from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Trump said, “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” He added, “We need more people from Norway.”

The African Union issued an immediate response: “Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice.”


Nigeria’s response, however, was more tepid. A few months later, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was the first head of state from sub-Saharan Africa to visit the White House. When pressed on the matter of Trump’s remarks at a joint press conference, Buhari remarked, “I’m not sure about, you know, the validity or whether that allegation against the president was true or not,” adding, “So, the best thing for me is to keep quiet.”

What could explain this turn of events? One explanation may be that Nigerians like Trump. According to data from the Pew Research Center, Nigerian confidence in Trump to do the right thing regarding world affairs was at 59% in 2018, higher than some points during the Obama administration.


Data on Trump’s total followers on Twitter may also shed some light. As of this writing, among those active Twitter accounts that follow Trump, those based in Nigeria rank in the top five. But this is notwithstanding the fact that more and more Twitter accounts are hacked and sometimes controlled by bots.



Some of Trump’s foreign policies in Nigeria might explain his relative popularity. In February 2017, President Trump approved the sale of jet f*ghters to the Nigerian government, reversing a policy from the Obama administration. This aided the Nigerian government in its campaign against Boko Haram.

South Korea
South Korea is another country where the public is warming to Trump’s approach – particularly with North Korea.


Trump has made it a major priority of his administration to develop a personal relationship with North Korea’s reclusive leader, Kim Jong Un. To date, Trump has had three face-to-face meetings with Kim.

Until Trump, a sitting American president had never visited with a North Korean head of state while in office. Prior to Trump’s tenure, the highest-level visit between these two countries ever was former President Bill Clinton’s trip to Pyongyang in 2009.

Although Trump is still far from being beloved among South Koreans, they see his meetings with Kim as a good thing overall for the Korean peninsula. Confidence in Trump has risen, from 17% in 2017 to 44% in 2018 among people in South Korea.


And data from Gallup’s Korean headquarters illustrate that favorability toward Trump among South Koreans has more than doubled, from a paltry 9% in 2017 to a high of 32% in 2018.

Part of the reason for Trump’s relative success with North Korea to date is South Korea’s concurrent interest in fostering more high-profile diplomatic talks between Washington and Pyongyang.

Israel
If there’s one place in the world where Trump’s policies seem to be enjoying the most public support, it would be Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly praised Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018.

That same month, after Trump pledged to move the capital of Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Netanyahu compared Trump to King Cyrus the Great, from 2,500 years ago, who “proclaimed that the Jewish exiles in Babylon could come back and rebuild our Temple in Jerusalem.”

As in the case of Nigeria and South Korea, Trump’s popularity in Israel seems to be a reversal of his predecessor. Frosty personal relations plagued Obama and Netanyahu, beginning with Obama’s first major foreign policy address to the Arab world in Cairo in 2009. This culminated in Netanyahu’s visit to Congress in 2015, when he urged Congress to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement.

In 2016, prior to the rise of Trump, Israelis ranked Obama as the worst U.S. president for Israel in the last 30 years.

Trump, in the meantime, has surpassed Obama and is far more beloved in Israel. In July 2018, a poll found that since the election of Donald Trump, 53% of Israelis felt U.S. standing in the world had gotten stronger, compared to just 14% who felt it had stayed the same and 21% who felt it was weakened.



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 1 month ago '19        #2
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So basically only Israel? Only the leaders of Nigeria and S Korea tryna be on his good side, the citizens don't fu*k with him, they don't stand to gain anything standing alongside his bullsh*t
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 1 month ago '14        #3
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trump will go down in the history books as a hero
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 1 month ago '06        #4
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 1 month ago '08        #5
thisguymush  4 heat pts4
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not shocking that Trump is popular in Africa. He has been kickin it with black folks since the 80's he just couldn't wait to get in the white house so disassociate himself from us lol

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 1 month ago '19        #6
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#maga
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 1 month ago '05        #7
hbk83  1 heat pts1
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I don’t see where is says anyone hates him or loves him. I’m sure the citizens of other countries do not care about him just like Americans give two fu*ks about the North Korean leader who is supposedly so terrible.
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 1 month ago '18        #8
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 hbk83 said
I don’t see where is says anyone hates him or loves him. I’m sure the citizens of other countries do not care about him just like Americans give two fu*ks about the North Korean leader who is supposedly so terrible.
Na citizens hate him. Go abroad and talk to locals. Tell them you are from America and wait for them to bash trump

 1 month ago '10        #9
IITHUNDABR3ADII  1 heat pts1
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Don't like him either but... I do not give a flying fu*k about what other countries think about us and I'm sure most of their citizens feel the same way about our opinions. America can be America, China can be China, France can be France, etc, etc.

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 1 month ago '19        #10
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Some of Trump’s foreign policies in Nigeria might explain his relative popularity. In February 2017, President Trump approved the sale of jet f*ghters to the Nigerian government, reversing a policy from the Obama administration. This aided the Nigerian government in its campaign against Boko Haram.
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 1 month ago '15        #12
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Brazil's president likes Trump as well.
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 1 month ago '04        #13
x Tha Arkitek x  104 heat pts104
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I went to New Zealand last year and literally, the ride from the airport to the hotel the driver starts talking about Trump. In the 12 days we were there, Trump came up at least 4 or 5 times and to make it even worse, he was in the news there more than local current events.

We're a joke to the world with him in office. During a Canyon Zipline tour, the guide asked my girl, "Who'd you vote for? If you say Trump I'm cutting the rope"
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 1 month ago '06        #14
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 x Tha Arkitek x said
I went to New Zealand last year and literally, the ride from the airport to the hotel the driver starts talking about Trump. In the 12 days we were there, Trump came up at least 4 or 5 times and to make it even worse, he was in the news there more than local current events.

We're a joke to the world with him in office. During a Canyon Zipline tour, the guide asked my girl, "Who'd you vote for? If you say Trump I'm cutting the rope"
Went to New Zealand earlier this year didn't get it this much, but I got it while I was in Melbourne, Australia and they were surprised that people in the US took home seriously. I got interviewed a lot there. Oh yea the zipline was dope in Queenstown.
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 1 month ago '04        #15
ItAlY2BkLyN  243 heat pts243
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typical type of bullsh*t rhetoric pushing agendas and trying to steer public opinion. Nothing confirmed that "all countries (and all citizens of those countries) hate Trump" Get this opinion column sh*t outa here.
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 1 month ago '19        #16
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 x Tha Arkitek x said
I went to New Zealand last year and literally, the ride from the airport to the hotel the driver starts talking about Trump. In the 12 days we were there, Trump came up at least 4 or 5 times and to make it even worse, he was in the news there more than local current events.

We're a joke to the world with him in office. During a Canyon Zipline tour, the guide asked my girl, "Who'd you vote for? If you say Trump I'm cutting the rope"

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 x Tha Arkitek x said
I went to New Zealand last year and literally, the ride from the airport to the hotel the driver starts talking about Trump. In the 12 days we were there, Trump came up at least 4 or 5 times and to make it even worse, he was in the news there more than local current events.

We're a joke to the world with him in office. During a Canyon Zipline tour, the guide asked my girl, "Who'd you vote for? If you say Trump I'm cutting the rope"
 Badnewz100 said
Went to New Zealand earlier this year didn't get it this much, but I got it while I was in Melbourne, Australia and they were surprised that people in the US took home seriously. I got interviewed a lot there. Oh yea the zipline was dope in Queenstown.
I got it a lot in Australia, but not New Zealand. Have yall seen the Trump mural in Melbourne? I got it on my phone, I'll post it here shortly

When I crossed the land border into Egypt from Israel, the Egyptian tour guide was collecting our passports (me & 2 Singaporean dudes), and he told the customs guys where we were from... the customs dudes lit up when he said American two dudes walked up to me and said "ahhhh, America, Trump, we *does cutting throat motion* Trump"

I literally went "yo I don't vote" only time I felt in danger because of being American... I always think I have a decent shot if sh*t went south (in some cases) because I'm
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 1 month ago '06        #18
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 Di Warlord said
I got it a lot in Australia, but not New Zealand. Have yall seen the Trump mural in Melbourne? I got it on my phone, I'll post it here shortly

When I crossed the land border into Egypt from Israel, the Egyptian tour guide was collecting our passports (me & 2 Singaporean dudes), and he told the customs guys where we were from... the customs dudes lit up when he said American two dudes walked up to me and said "ahhhh, America, Trump, we *does cutting throat motion* Trump"

I literally went "yo I don't vote" only time I felt in danger because of being American... I always think I have a decent shot if sh*t went south (in some cases) because I'm





This the one I got.
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 1 month ago '12        #19
Di Warlord  9 heat pts9
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 Badnewz100 said



This the one I got.
idk how to get the pic to embed properly, but here's the link

yours is actually legit when were you out there?


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 1 month ago '06        #20
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 Di Warlord said
idk how to get the pic to embed properly, but here's the link

yours is actually legit when were you out there?
This was back in 2016 I think my first trip Oz I was in Melbourne and he was campaigning to become president I took this off my phone while I was downtown. Went back earlier this year haven't heard as much but wasn't there that long this time.
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 1 month ago '13        #21
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 hbk83 said
I don’t see where is says anyone hates him or loves him. I’m sure the citizens of other countries do not care about him just like Americans give two fu*ks about the North Korean leader who is supposedly so terrible.
From my time in Israel, I can tell you opinion on Trump is polarizing much like in America. Most that do like him only like him for what he’s done specifically for Israel and don’t know anything about the other fu*kery.

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 Di Warlord said
I got it a lot in Australia, but not New Zealand. Have yall seen the Trump mural in Melbourne? I got it on my phone, I'll post it here shortly

When I crossed the land border into Egypt from Israel, the Egyptian tour guide was collecting our passports (me & 2 Singaporean dudes), and he told the customs guys where we were from... the customs dudes lit up when he said American two dudes walked up to me and said "ahhhh, America, Trump, we *does cutting throat motion* Trump"

I literally went "yo I don't vote" only time I felt in danger because of being American... I always think I have a decent shot if sh*t went south (in some cases) because I'm
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