Skip to comments.Image of Donald Trump improves among French people
Posted on 11/09/2018 8:35:36 PM PST by Olog-hai
Fewer French people have a negative image of American President Donald Trump, a new poll has revealed and theres one main reason why. However the French are (far?) from desperate to have their own version of Trump in the Elysée Palace.
The poll that was carried out after the midterm elections this week revealed that 65 percent of French people have a negative opinion of Donald Trump.
While that means theres still a clear majority who are not fans of the divisive US president, that figure is actually a drop of 16 percentage points in one year, suggesting that the French are less hostile towards POTUS.
At this rate, the American president will no longer be unpopular among a majority of French people by the time he finishes his term in office, said the poll, carried out by Odoxa and Dentsu consulting for Le Figaro Newspaper and France Info radio.
Is there any reason why Trump is less unpopular than a year ago? Its simply because the French might not like who he is, but they judge some of the things he does less negatively, read the poll.
Why has his image improved? Because his protectionist measures are seen as being positive for jobs in the United States by 57 percent of French people. However, most of those polled accepted those same measures were bad for Europe.
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Could it be because France is now 65% muzzie?
He called Macron “rude” after this poll was taken, so perhaps his numbers will continue to climb with the French people!
I could care less what the French thing about anything. Throughout history they have been wrong more times than right.
I dont care what the frogs think of us. They’ve always been jealous pricks right after the Revolution because they think we owe them eternally for Yorktown..
Trump needs to fire the preponderance of the French People unless they get their act together.
Screw those dumb French sons of bitches!
It was nice when we were the enemy of their enemy.[1700s]...
Post WWII? not so much.
Time to bring our troops home from the Socialist Paradise.
Were they right or wrong about Jerry Lewis?
A person TOTALLY blocked over my ever increasing lifetime.
Up until Charles de Gaulle was President they were somewhat okay. Once de Gaulle became President that's when they started to resent America. They only tolerated us when we had weak Presidents after Charles de Gaulle became President. 8>)
As a kid in the late 50s, early 60s, I learned to hate the Frogs.
Times have not changed that opinion to date.....
Me either, and I am a frog descendant. 8>)
"19581962: Founding of the Fifth Republic In the November 1958 elections, de Gaulle and his supporters (initially organised in the Union pour la Nouvelle République-Union Démocratique du Travail, then the Union des Démocrates pour la Vème République, and later still the Union des Démocrates pour la République, UDR) won a comfortable majority. In December, de Gaulle was elected President by the electoral college with 78% of the vote, and inaugurated in January 1959.
De Gaulle oversaw tough economic measures to revitalise the country, including the issuing of a new franc (worth 100 old francs). Internationally, he rebuffed both the United States and the Soviet Union, pushing for an independent France with its own nuclear weapons, and strongly encouraged a "Free Europe", believing that a confederation of all European nations would restore the past glories of the great European empires.:411,428
He set about building Franco-German cooperation as the cornerstone of the European Economic Community (EEC), paying the first state visit to Germany by a French head of state since Napoleon. In January 1963, Germany and France signed a treaty of friendship, the Élysée Treaty.:422 France also reduced its dollar reserves, trading them for gold from the US government, thereby reducing American economic influence abroad.:439
On 23 November 1959, in a speech in Strasbourg, de Gaulle announced his vision for Europe:
Oui, c'est l'Europe, depuis l'Atlantique jusqu'à l'Oural, c'est toute l'Europe, qui décidera du destin du monde.
("Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is the whole of Europe, that will decide the destiny of the world.")
His expression, "Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals", has often been cited throughout the history of European integration. It became, for the next ten years, a favourite political rallying cry of de Gaulle's. His vision stood in contrast to the Atlanticism of the United States and Britain, preferring instead a Europe that would act as a third pole between the United States and the Soviet Union. By including in his ideal of Europe all the territory up to the Urals, de Gaulle was implicitly offering détente to the Soviets. As the last chief of government of the Fourth Republic, de Gaulle made sure that the Treaty of Rome creating the European Economic Community was fully implemented, and that the British project of Free Trade Area was rejected, to the extent that he was sometimes considered as a "Father of Europe"  "
Well, the Normans are a different breed.
Lafayette was certainly a “mensch”.
Certainly there was a period past the French and Indian Wars where mainstream France was on our side.
[Tires, Skis, Bicycles and Wine are very welcomed.]
Whatever France does, we do the opposite. Why Americans want to be more like Europeans is beyond me.
We have no troops in France. Unless you meant Europe and I agree.
Two generations of my family damn near lost their lives in two world wars fighting for those cheese eating surrender monkeys. I don’t give a rats ass what they think of us either.
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