People From Around The World Share Their Thoughts On President Trump.
I regret to inform you... that Trump has not yet been impeached and is in fact still President of the United States of America. Heartbroken? Confused?Impressed? So am I, as is Melania Trump and the rest of the world.
The following AskRedditors shared their thoughts on the current U.S presidency, responding to the question, "Redditors from around the world, how does your country view Trump?"
For more responses, take a look at the original thread at the end of the article (while holding back your tears.)
In my country, "Trump" is also a slang term for a fart. That tells you all you need to know really.
Here in Germany, he's not looked upon very well.
In my hometown, Hamburg, all of the Hotels actually got together and decided that none of them would be willing to host Trump for the G20 which will take place here next Weekend. Makes me proud to be a Hamburger!
Scotland openly mocks Trump. Someone got a fine for pissing on his golf course entrance sign recently.
New Zealander here.
Trump's secretary of state didn't exactly receive a warm welcome in New Zealand recently. The US media seemed shocked at how many middle fingers and boos followed his motorcade.
Singapore. People hate Trump here.
He also once mentioned us in a campaign speech accusing us of stealing jobs from Americans, which was pretty hilarious since we're a tiny island with 1.5% of the USA's population.
On a more serious note, Trump has been a huge problem because China is a giant shadow looming over the entire continent. I know people that follow these threads are just like "oh, Trump is a bigot let's look at the world bash him haha" but what the USA does has real consequences on the rest of the world. Obama and Clinton were both very firm on maintaining the status quo by matching China's power plays in the region, but now nobody has any idea if Trump even has an idea what foreign policy is.
So now, countries in Southeast Asia are falling into China's camp one by one and China has been ramping up the pressure on us. Tough times ahead.
Venezuelan here: Some people see him as a possible savior for Venezuelan democracy, however, they are mostly opponents of the government who are quite to the right wing. Due to ongoing problems, most people don't care about him.
Here in Russia we have rather poised media, so most of the people don't know a bit of all the obnoxious things he says and does; at the same time our media is pretty biased. The results are seen in the polls and then people tend to think he's ok.
The ones who get their information elsewhere believe he's a ridiculous piece of crap, just like everywhere else in the world.
Mexico really hates him with good reason.
My town started selling ugly Trump piatas as a joke and some American tourist bought some and put them around the town as some sort of pro-trump movement, I guess?
Apparently, he forgot what piatas are for, and was surprised to see that all the piatas were hit to smithereens.
Canada: Our Prime Minister is being polite as possible about it, but obviously doesn't like him or his policies.
Literally, everyone I've talked to (family, friends, coworkers) at least dislike him. My mom frequently calls him curse names, and she doesn't like swearing.
The only exception to this is some random guy who works at Tim Horton's who very loudly talks about how Trump is "the man" and "nobody respects women more than Donald Trump". I'm pretty sure he intentionally messed up my order because I said I didn't like him.
The only Trump supporter I've met in person.
British. Trump's possibly doing a sneak rather than state visit to U.K. due to anticipates levels of protest.
Everyone I speak to here thinks he's a dangerous joke with an incredibly ugly personality.
Australia used to think America was incredibly ignorant.
Australia now knows America is incredibly ignorant.
The general consensus for us Canadians is that Trump is, for the most part, sensationalism and that idiocy does not amount to a political platform to stand on. Therefore we don't like him. There's the outlier here and there but I think the majority think he's just a moron with too much money.
South Korea: Everybody I've spoken to thinks Trump's a lunatic and can't fathom how he got elected. Only those on the extreme right seem to see something positive in him. But they have their heads so far up their behinds...
France here: Everyone I know fears that he will destroy the world by making THE mistake that will trigger a massive World War III. Nothing less. We don't even think he has the intelligence of doing that mistake on purpose. He will just have the pride to never apologize so that the anger will rise and boom. But from what I've seen on TV, he's at least disliked or mocked.
Pretty sure the entirety of Norway considers him a moronic man-baby. A political cartoonist drew a picture of him with a baby body, reaching for a table cloth on which stood the world. His diaper, hands, face, and the floor were covered in feces. Pretty much sums it up.
That being said, I know of some Trump supporters, and there's an abundance of anti-immigrant racists over here. Imbeciles, the lot of them.
Denmark. It seems like everyone but a few people view Trump as an obnoxious, infantile disgrace to America. Every day and every stupid thing he says or does, or lies about to soothe his ego, just makes us view him as more of a joke.
I mean for crap's sakes, impeach the fool before he starts WW3 over Twitter or something.
A bit of a wanker. Even our conservatives mostly think he's a moron. We give our PM grief for even just not standing up to Trump on particular issues, let alone endorsing him. We all appreciate the "special relationship" we have with the US, but as far as I'm aware from the polls, consistently something between 70-80% of people in the UK thinks he's a bad president.
I've been to Iran a couple of times since the election and he is either considered a joke or a godsend. My Grandpa sent my Great Uncle out of his house (in the middle of a party) after he said, "America should take the moldy orange out of the White House and into the trash because rotten fruit attracts flies."
Outside of the supporters that clearly are a few sandwiches short of a picnic, every else views the "Sweet Potato Hitler" as a massive piece of crap across the board.
I watched it happen, but I still can't understand how some perpetual lying, jerk who openly mocked the disabled and has yet to have a rational thought got elected as president.
Japan: Trump is viewed rather fairly. I think most people recognize him as egotistical and clownish in character, but overall as someone who will be a good president to America. The main arguments I hear against him are based on how he'll end up making Japan pay more for defense.
The general consensus in Sweden is that he is bad for the US and the rest of the world, a joke and a mockery of a head of state.
Indian here. A few years ago not many Indians would have cared about American politics but ever since the current improvement of Indian-American relations and most importantly close relationship between Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, things changed. Drastically.
Before the elections, the support for both candidates was half and half. Like Americans, most people who followed American Elections here saw Trump as a joke until of course, he came out on top.
After the elections things changed, many of my friends who were planning to study abroad dropped America has a choice. One girl who had a full scholarship including a stipend of $1000 each month from an Indian American Charity dropped her seat. She saw a lot of pressure from her parents who were afraid for her. You must remember this was right after the election, so there was a lot of true and false information flowing around. She got a full ride to Canada later on.
One of my friends did change his mind afterward and got admission into a physics program in America. (Point to be noted he is extremely rich and his mother is from Kazakhstan so is extremely fair in color and that may play a factor in his decision.)
The Ban on Seven Countries was seen with dual sides, one common view was that Pakistan should be added to it.
The attack on the Indian in the bar started a little anger in the victim's home state but in the national media, the news lasted for two or three days with some articles. Though the episode followed by the attack on the Sikh scared many people over here especially the ones with relatives in America.
In the recent Arabic conference where Pakistani Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif was not allowed to speak in Saudi Arabia was seen as an action done by Trump and many people here got happy. A petty issue, petty incident, and petty reactions. Though the memes that came out because out of it were gold.
Trump talking about Terrorism and highlighting India's grievances was seen in positive light. India has suffered long due to terrorism and rarely receives the acknowledgment from western countries. This was seen as some relief by the public. The entire Saudi Arabian conference was seen as a win for India by the media and public.
The bomb Mother OF All Bombs dropping on ISIS was seen in a positive light whereas the Syrian bomb, which hardly any Indians knew about in contrary to MOAB was seen negatively.
The Russian issue or other allegations against Trump hardly gets mentioned in the general media in India, and the general public has no idea bout it nor they care.
Obama was the best thing that happened to Indian-American relations and it remains to be seen how the future goes. Though generally, people here have inclined to like Trump.
When #NotMyPresident saw support from Indians, hilarious tweets and memes started to come out of Indian President Pranab Mukhrejee slapped on them and telling them he is their president. (President In India is only a nominal head). There was also quite a lot of anger on social media about how much some people cared about American Elections but hardly knew anything about their own country.
"It wasn't me!"
There's not much you can do when the righteous fist of the law comes down on you. Call it a mix-up, or call it a mistake, if someone's pegged you at the scene of a crime there's not much you can do but trust the justice system to prove you innocent. However, that's a gamble, and just because you've been given a "not guilty" doesn't mean the effects won't follow you for the rest of your life.
Reddit user, u/danbrownskin, wanted to hear about the times when it wasn't you, seriously, it was someone else, when they asked: