When it comes to German-American relations, I mean. Like holy Scheiße! Who would have ever expected that?
And here I thought Germans were such positive, can-do people who have always been so, you know, upbeat and cheerful about German-American relations. In the past, I mean. Right? This just doesn’t make any sense. It’s just not their nature. Somebody should double-check these numbers.
6 charts on how Germans and Americans view one another
1. Americans think U.S.-German relations are in good shape, but Germans disagree.
2. German attitudes toward the U.S. have turned sharply negative in the Trump era.
3. Merkel gets positive reviews from Americans, especially Democrats.
4. Many Germans see the U.S. as a top foreign policy partner; fewer Americans feel the same way about Germany.
5. Democrats are more likely than Republicans to see Germany as an important partner for foreign policy.
6. There are transatlantic differences about defense spending.
Only 11% of Germans expressed confidence in Trump to do the right thing in world affairs in 2017, down from 86% for Obama in 2016.