Poll: Germans See Trump as “Greatest Threat to World Peace”
German media has been obsessed with U.S. President since he took office three years ago.
Germans regard U.S. President Donald Trump to be the “greatest threat to world peace,” a latest YouGov poll shows.
About 41 percent of German respondents picked U.S. President as most dangerous from a list of world leaders which included Iran’s Islamic tyrant Ayatollah Khamenei, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Communist China’s Xi Jinping, and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. More than 2000 Germans were polled for the survey.
Germans have very little trust in President Trump as well, a separate year-end poll conducted by the London-based Kantar Institute found. The U.S. president was seen as the least trustworthy leader, with 89 percent saying that they had “very little trust” in him. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also didn’t fare well. Some 71 percent of Germans did not trust the newly elected UK prime minister either.
In contrast, French President Emmanuel Macron emerged as “most trustworthy” leader in that poll, with 57 percent of Germans putting their faith in him. The French leader’s polling numbers were even higher than those of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The longest serving German chancellor trailed slightly behind at 53 percent.
German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported the new YouGov poll:
When asked who posed the greatest threat to world peace, Germans in a recent poll overwhelmingly pointed to one person — Donald Trump. The US president beat out the leaders of North Korea, Russia, China and Iran. (…)
Germans were asked who was more dangerous: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Russian President Vladimir Putin or US President Donald Trump.
Some 41% of Germans said they thought Trump was the most dangerous out of the five world leaders.
In second place was Kim with 17%, followed by Putin and Khamenei with 8%. Coming in last was China’s Xi with 7%.
Over 2,000 people in Germany took part in the survey, which was commissioned by news agency dpa.
A similar YouGov poll was carried out in July last year, in which 48% of Germans surveyed said Trump was more dangerous than Kim and Putin. That poll, however, did not include the leaders of Iran or China.
Since President Trump took office three years ago, Germans have responded to him unfavorably in polls. In 2018 “The fears of Germans” annual survey found that Germans were more worried about the policies of the U.S. president than mass immigration from the Middle East or jihad terrorism. “Nothing scares Germans more than the US president’s policies,” Germany’s Deutsche Welle commented while reporting on the 2018 survey.
Germany’s state-run and mainstream news outlets have been obsessed with President Trump, churning out one negative story after another ever since he took office three years ago. A Harvard study in 2017 found that German media coverage was “extremely negative” toward the U.S. president.
The study by the Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center showed that during “Trump’s first 100 days in office, 98 percent of [Germany’s state-run] ARD’s news coverage that assigned value to a story about him was negative.” This figure was higher than that of CNN, NBC, Washington Post, New York Times, or any other media outlet surveyed in the study.
With a gigantic budget of over €8 billion, Germany’s state-owned media plays a key role in dictating the narrative and shaping public opinion. Germany’s political establishment had been rattled by the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Berlin had placed big hopes in Hillary Clinton’s presidency. The German government even handed out $5 million to the Clinton Foundation in the months leading up to the U.S. election. Following the ‘upset’ of 2016, German state media are incessantly venting their fury at President Trump.
Germany’s leading state-owned TV channel ZDF cheered the last week’s congressional impeachment, describing it as “a symbol of hope for democracy.” The state-run Deutsche Welle even congratulated Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party, calling it a “huge success.”
Germany’s mainstream media outlets, too, are implicit in peddling the agenda set by the political elite. The leading German news magazine Der Spiegel regularly brings out title stories that are deemed anti-Trump and anti-American. Shortly after President Trump took office, the magazine published a cover illustration showing him beheading the Statue of Liberty. The magazine’s star reporter, Claas Relotius, was caught planting false stories, including a fake news story portraying Trump supporters as racists. Der Spiegel reporter’s fake coverage earned him the ‘CNN Journalist of the Year’ before getting caught.
The new YouGov poll shows how the German media establishment has succeeded in diverting public attention away from the pressing issues and directing their anger towards President Trump. Germany witnessed 40 knife attacks in early December. This news went unreported by major German media outlets. The German mainstream media outlets simply refuse to report rising migrant crime or surging Islamism in the country, covering up even the mass sexual assaults by migrants on the 2016 New Years Eve in Cologne and other German cities. However, burying their collective heads in the sand and bashing the U.S. president won’t save the country from the gigantic problems Chancellor Merkel’s legacy will leave behind.
Trump on Merkel’s migrant policy during the presidential campaign
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This take is so absurd. The Germans will contort themselves into somehow believing that Trump is an existential threat, but the Mullahs in Iran are somehow virtuous. All while the Mullahs are mowing down hundreds of unarmed protesters in the street.
The truth? The Germans and all the other globalists hate Trump because he is slowing down the head-long race towards the “New World Order” with top down control of everyone and every thing (in the West) by the UN and EU. Screw that.
The headline might ought to read
“Poll of Stasi-SS German Lesbians see……” Snark.
Having been to germany, I can say there is a reason Hitler became what he was. There is a distinct lack of self awareness in german society
We should move our German NATO facilities and bases to Poland.
I think this is a GREAT idea!
I wish that Trump would really give the BRD something to whine about by cutting the number of US servicemen in the country by at least half in the first round of cuts and station them in Alaska and elsewhere in the US. And then publicly jawbone them about how all the Euro weenies take advantage of the US through NATO and are not serious about defense while their budget is swallowed by socialization and transfer payments, and promise even more cuts.
I’d like to see NATO end, get Americans off the hook to legally defend the Euro weenies, and let the Euros build and pay for their own damn defense force.
As usual, take anything vomited by a Leftie, turn it around 180°, and you’ll find something approximating the Truth.
Z Germans have always regarded themselves as the natural leaders of the EU, and the EU as rightful ruler of the world. Things aren’t going their way lately, with Brexit and all. After NATO finally goes to the dustbin of history, Z Germans will have to step up to defend the EU (even if it means consenting to a EU-wide military draft and military budget), or else they will end up speaking Russian.
Another junk poll. It finds nothing to get excited about, so the press rewords it a bit to fluff it up.
If the question is who’s “most dangerous,” the answer is unquestionably the president of the US, since a word from him can unleash more firepower and mayhem than all the other candidates added together.
But, so what?
Well, pretend that it’s equivalent to a question about “threats to world peace,” and report it that way. That should whip up more interest. But the two aren’t the same thing at all.
Good point. It reminds me a quote from Jordan Peterson:
“A harmless man is not a good man. A good man is a very dangerous man who has that under voluntary control.”
Another way of putting that: Who is braver: A coward who does an act of bravery, or a fearless person doing the same act of bravery?
Except that wasn’t the question at all, was it?
No, the question was who is the greatest threat to world peace, not who is in charge of the most dangerous power.
And the pos germans answered that Trump was greater threat to world peace than the actual people that threaten world peace.
“Some 41% of Germans said they thought Trump was the most dangerous out of the five world leaders.”
“When asked who posed the greatest threat to world peace…”
That’s the headline at the German publication, implying that was the question.
In any event, the question was not intended to be one about who had the most capable and dangerous military at their disposal.
You know what the question was, and tried to characterize the german response as something else.
I spent 27 years in Old Europe, most of that in Germany. I can tell you that German media pump out a steady diet of anti-American propaganda, and it’s effective. According to the average German, anything wrong anywhere in the world is the fault of the US, back to the Fall of Rome and beyond. They hate us… they really do. And if we have someone other than a socialist in the White House, they hate us even more. Not so much for what we do, but for who we are.
They still have a grudge against us for keeping the Soviets from annexing the whole country in WW2.
Our mistake. We should have let them have it.
I wonder if they have got their one semi operational submarine and the 100 tanks they can actually field. It is estimated that over 2k others are nonoperable.
Having engaged in actual conversations in which Germans of all ages vehemently defended Hitler, this poll comes as no surprise.
Let’s pull out of Germany. Out of NATO. Give them five years and they will all be at each others’ throats. Thi time, let’s sit back and watch.
Check out the fine print on the last tour date. I’d imagine a new version of the list would say that for Germany too.
The United States presence in Europe has been a moderating influence. Had the United States exited Europe at the end of the cold; I doubt the British would be able to exit the European Union peacefully.
I meant cold war.
Of course not. And ALL of europe would be under Soviet control. The biggest losers: the pedophiles in Brussels who managed to get into the leadership of the EU. (Perhaps that’s no accident: pervs in politics enable pervs who fund them. Just look at hillary clinton and harvey weinstein, or hillary clinton and jeffery epstein, or hillary clinton and ed buck, or hillary clinton and —
— Hey, is there a pattern here??
The lovely Ed Buck:
I hope the success of Brexit will encourage Eastern European/Baltic countries to leave the EU to form their own confederation. Possibly a new Prometheism sans the socialism?
Let Germany and France play at being god – pretenders to the throne and colonial usurpers that they are. They deserve one another.
The current poll claims Germans dislike Putin but that’s patently untrue. The German intelligentsia are quite comfortable with the notion of a confederacy with authoritarian Russia (I can’t find the article nor the name of the left wing German politician associated with it.
Trump said pay your own way. You cant have a socialist utopia and pay your bill too.
They said the same thing about Reagan, who happened to be the first president to actually try to bring down the USSR since the 1920s.
They said similar things about George W. Bush.
Interesting how the State-Owned Media in Germany parrot the same drivel the supposedly independent media in our country spews out on a daily basis.
Perhaps they’re right. After all, they certainly have plenty of experience in posing threats to world peace.
“Zee wilz pay for that! Atung!!
Maybe Angela can persuade Kim to protect them from Russia after we pull out.
Q: What’s the difference between a German optimist and a German pessimist?
A: A German optimist learns to speak Russian, while a German pessimist learns to speak Arabic.
Oh please, not whirled peas again!
Here is the future: America is split into three nations (The United Californicate, The Seveal States of Midwestonia, and The Union of New York Swampania; europe becomes ruled by the swamp/left/islamic axis in power now, the UK splits into 4 nations, China and Russia are at war with each other for the spoils, in Russia-occupied Canada, justin trudeau has a sex-change operation and marries barack and michelle obama (who are both in prison) at the same time, pursuant to canada’s new poligamy laws, and finally: hillary clinton is buried in Potter’s Field, next to john mccain (who was finally dug up and tossed out of Arlington Cemetery).
The Germans are insane and foolish, as amply proven by their continuing deification of the sainted Obama, post-presidency. Obama, whose pathological vanity, narcissism, incompetence and self-reverence colored his disastrous and ineffectual foreign policy. Something about Obama’s international apology tour and faux-humility posturing vis-a-vis the U.S.’s allegedly proper, “leading from behind” role in world affairs inured him to the Germans, who love hearing this type of talk. Obama said the things that globalists love to hear. And, Germany has also willfully put on blinders towards Iran’s perpetual belligerence and genocidal aspirations towards Jews, in order to make some business deals. Much as the feckless and stupid Obama totally capitulated to the mullahs, in a contemptible display of vanity-driven capitulation, presented as allegedly grand and sagacious statecraft.
Also, Obama’s self-congratulatory enabling and whitewashing of Islamic supremacism, Jew-hatred and belligerence, while buying in to the fallacious narrative of Muslim victimhood, and, while evincing childish and indefensible hostility towards Israel and Netanyahu, and evincing callous indifference towards Muslim terror attacks on Jews (e.g., calling a targeted killing at a kosher market in Paris a “random” attack on a “bunch of folks in a ‘deli’ “) jibes with the German’s own feckless and naive enabling of Muslim Jew-hatred and genocidal aspirations within Germany and in the Middle East.
I mean to write “endeared,” not inured, above. Wish we could edit comments, here!
From now until the end of time, when the stars grow cold and entropy takes the universe, no German is EVER entitled to call someone else a “threat to world peace.”
“Country that started two world wars and killed 6 million Jews sees U.S. as greatest threat to peace.”
The German media is what the Left wants to create here, taking its direction from the state and spewing out what ever misinformation the state wants it to. The German people tend to be compliant and conformist.
Therefore it should not surprise that the EU centric Germans would view Trump as a threat as the new European Economic Order originally envisioned by Hitler.
We should get every single service member out of Germany ASAP, close the bases.
Germany is an enemy of freedom and liberty.
Germany with its love affair with Muslims is the greatest threat to civilization.
Who cares what a bunch of maroon who keep electing the easy German pig have to say about anything.