America’s media—and the world’s—are convinced that Donald Trump has tarnished the international reputation of the United States. Not just tarnished: destroyed. The Democrats campaign on this narrative as a matter of course. But is it true?
It is certainly true that the chattering classes in Europe and European-heritage countries despise Donald Trump, just as they do in the United States. But it is surprisingly difficult find out what ordinary people think, especially outside Europe. As a result, our knowledge of what “the world” thinks of Trump is excessively Eurocentric, and even what we do know is deeply colored by the biases of one organization: the Pew Research Center.
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