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The World Has More Confidence in Putin Than in Trump

A new public-opinion survey shows just how much the U.S.’s reputation has slid around the world.
Source: Leah Millis / Reuters

It’s well known by now that President Donald Trump isn’t particularly popular in Europe: He has withdrawn from the Paris climate accord and the nuclear pact with Iran, imposed punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the European Union, and questioned ’s usefulness. For a bloc that functions (or doesn’t, if you ask its critics) through unanimity and consensus building, Trump is a shock to the global system that the United States created in the aftermath of World War

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