Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

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Replacing the USA as the top rated world leader, was Germany, who despite their own recent political dramas, finished with an approval of 41%. [The Economist] The rest of world is siding with the Democrats on this one.

The president's biggest legislative victory came just last month, a sweeping tax cut bill that had been a Republican priority for years.

On Wednesday, even the left-wing Apple admitted that the corporate tax cut from 35 to 20 percent is part of the reason why it will now repatriate some $350 billion that was parked overseas (to avoid that obnoxiously high 35 percent tax rate), invest it here in the US, and create some 20,000 jobs.

Instead he said Congress should vote and force President Donald Trump to act.

According to a Gallup poll, the country's rating among respondents fell from 48 percent approval in 2016 to 30 percent approval in 2018.

Supreme Court to hear Trump travel ban case
Both he and the attorney general have repeatedly called on Congress to come up with a solution to the status of DACA recipients. The appeal asks the court to put the case on a fast track and rule before the scheduled end of its term in late June.

The image of USA leadership across the globe is at its lowest point in more than a decade since President Donald Trump has taken office, a Gallup poll released on Thursday shows.

Overall, 35 percent who would give him an "F" - slightly more than the 34 percent of voters who would give Trump an "A" or "B" grade for his first year.

While majorities in each of these countries approved of USA leadership in 2016, majorities disapproved in 2017.

Worldwide confidence in the leadership of the United States has fallen to a new low, according to a poll by Gallup. Each of those policy decisions may have contributed to Israelis' increased support for U.S. leadership. USA leadership approval increased 10 points or more in just four countries: Belarus, Israel, Macedonia and Liberia. "The median of 24% who approve of USA leadership in the region now stands at about half of what it was in the a year ago of the Obama administration (49%)". But it also said: "The sharp drops in approval of USA leadership in every part of the world are evidence that the other aspects of Trump's foreign policy - and his own words - have sowed doubt about the United States commitment to its partners overseas and called its reliability into question".

During Obama's presidency, the United States was more than 10 points above both China and Russian Federation. Germany, by contrast, has not seen support of its public leaders fall below 40 percent mark-nor rise above 50 percent-once over the past decade, with the stewardship of Chancellor Angela Merkel registering 41 percent approval previous year.

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment Trump took (shown below), includes remembering a list of spoken words; listening to a list of random numbers and repeating them backward; naming as many words as possible that begin with a certain within a minute; accurately drawing a cube; and describing concrete ways that two objects - like a train and a bicycle - are alike. "'It's probably because of our contributions to what's happening in the defeat of ISIS right now, ' Clifton said of the rise in support". From the world's perspective, what is unnerving is the way the Trump administration has contributed to the decline in America's global leadership, a steadying presence since 1945. The president can be erratic, belligerent, impetuous, and illiberal, not traits most liberal Westerners ascribe to leaders they respect.

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