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Here's What World Leaders Really Think Of Donald Trump  

Ann Casano
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In November 2017, just shy of one year in office, President Donald Trump’s approval ratings hit an all-time historic low. If 59% of the American public disapproves of his administration, imagine what other politicians say about Trump. The president is certainly not one to hold back his opinions on anything, and it looks like several political leaders around the world have become an open book regarding Number 45 as well.

Read politician quotes about Donald Trump, and you'll see he’s been called an idiot, labeled unchristian, and has even been compared to Hitler and Mussolini. In fact, it’s difficult to find a single world leader who has come out in favor of President Trump. His international policies on everything from the Muslim ban to the Wall to the Paris Agreement have made him one of the most unpopular presidents in the history of the United States.

One thing is clear: many of the United States’s historic allies do not trust the president or think he's doing a good job. These world leaders on Donald Trump have been incredibly frank in their opinions. Sorry, Mr. President – this is not fake news.

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Pope Francis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Here's What World Leaders Really Think Of Donald Trump
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Even Pope Francis has been outspoken regarding his feelings towards Trump. In February 2016, he spoke out against the president's proposal to build a wall between the United States and Mexico:

A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel.

British MP Gavin Newland... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Here's What World Leaders Really Think Of Donald Trump
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British MP Gavin Newlands Called Trump An Idiot

Perhaps no one made his feelings more clear regarding Trump than Gavin Newlands, a British MP with the Scottish National Party. Newlands criticized him during a debate in Parliament in January 2016:

Let's be clear: Donald Trump is an idiot. I've tried to find different, perhaps more parliamentary adjectives to describe him, but none was clear enough. He is an idiot.

Robert Mugabe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Here's What World Leaders Really Think Of Donald Trump
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe spoke at the United Nations in September 2017, and he used the opportunity to give a response to Trump's threat to "totally destroy" North Korea:

Some of us were embarrassed if not frightened by what appeared to be the return of the biblical giant gold Goliath. Are we having a return of Goliath to our midst who threatens the extinction of other countries?

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Felipe Calderón ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Here's What World Leaders Really Think Of Donald Trump
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In February 2016, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon responded to Trump's grand plan of building a wall between the United States and Mexico wall by calling him a "not very well-informed man":

Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it's going to be completely useless. The first loser of such a policy would be the United States. If this guy pretends that closing the borders to anywhere either for trade [or] for people is going to provide prosperity to the United States, he is completely crazy.