It’s Obvious and It’s True, But It Simply Doesn’t Matter

“Americans understand that our security is enhanced when the United States is trusted and respected in the world.”  –  Susan Rice  (see resume summary below)

OK, but is the United States actually respected less than it has been in the past?

Sadly but unsurprisingly, yes, and by an enormous margin.

Here’s a report from the Pew Research Center from December of 2018 called “International relations experts and U.S. public agree: America is less respected globally.” Its findings are summarized in the graphic here:

Now, here’s the kicker: None of the matters in terms of the November election, as the rank and file Trump supporter a) has no access to this information, and b) wouldn’t care one iota anyway.  That their leader is claiming the he’s Making America Great Again is all they need to hear to seal their loyalty.

U.N. Ambassador and foreign policy adviser Susan Rice studied at Stanford University and the University of Oxford in Oxfordshire with a focus on international affairs. She worked with President Bill Clinton as part of the National Security Council and oversaw African affairs, later working at the Brookings Institution. In 2009, Rice joined President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, receiving Senate confirmation to be the U.N. ambassador. Later, she served as the national security adviser for the second term of the Obama administration.