Shoebat.com has noted that Trump is a failure, and that the current COVID-19 crisis is his biggest failure yet. Yet we are not the only ones to report this, as Business Insider notes that Trump’s failure over COVID-19 is so bad that Europe is abandoning him.
President Donald Trump is presiding over the deterioration of the US’s position on the world stage as European countries increasingly look toward China as a future global leader.
This shift is apparent in a series of recent opinion polls that found European sentiment toward the US to be in decline since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
New polling published in Germany this week found that an overwhelming majority of Germans said they had a worse opinion of the US because of the pandemic.
The survey found that 76% of Germans said their view of the US had deteriorated because of the pandemic, compared with 36% who said the same of China.
Separate polling conducted in the UK also found a deterioration in Britain’s view of the US since the pandemic began.
Asked at the end of last month whether Britain should forge a stronger relationship with Europe or with the US, 35% of Brits told the pollsters YouGov that Europe should be the priority, compared with just 13% who said the US.
That’s a net shift of 6 percentage points toward Europe since early November and came despite Britain’s exit from the European Union in January.
The shift comes amid global shock about recent interventions by President Donald Trump on the coronavirus pandemic.
The president’s comments speculating that disinfectant might be used to treat coronavirus patients caused widespread disbelief and horror in many European countries.
“Over more than two centuries, the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatred, fear and hope, envy and contempt, awe and anger,” the Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole wrote last month in response to Trump’s comments.
“But there is one emotion that has never been directed towards the US until now: pity.”
Reports that Trump had attempted to buy exclusive rights to a coronavirus vaccine being developed in Germany also triggered anger on the continent.
Trump’s behavior has highlighted already widespread negative feelings in Europe toward the president, with one survey last week finding that just 2% of French people trusted Trump to lead the world. (source)
Europe is in a very bad place right now. She is returning to nationalism and nationalistic divisions just as what happened in the years leading up to World War I and World War II.
Trump has been instrumental in this rise, for like him or not, his clear failure by his administration to lead in the face of a serious pandemic has caused the US to lose further control over Europe. No number of blistering or abusive tweets or words can fix this. The damage has already been done.
With Europe looking away from the US- something they have wanted to do for a long time -the Europeans are going to “look to themselves” as a power, and the most powerful, influential, capable, and dangerous nation in Europe is and has always been Germany.
It was the US who rebuilt Germany into a world power, seeking to control her for her own use. But what is happening now is that Germany is attempting to “flex” her muscle, and with Israel’s obnoxious and brash behavior in the Middle East, the US could be heading to a crisis point- will she be forced to choose between alliances to Israel and abandon her work for decades in Europe with Germany, or Germany and leave Israel behind? Keep in mind that the latter would be more strategic, as Israel offers the US nothing other than open hands asking for money and a litany of complaints as well as a desire for war with Iran.
This is just one of many problems. A rising Germany never bodes well for the future, as evidenced since ancient Roman times and the wars and destruction that ensues.
Trump has not made America great again. He has made her bankrupt while enabling the worst tendencies of Israel and the rise of Germanic militarism, and neither are things to be proud of.
History will likely judge him very hard, as a morally and intellectually bankrupt president who had a historical opportunity to make life better for many and instead worsened the conditions to such an extreme that the world was brought to war once again.