Most Americans do not believe President Obama is respected by other world leaders, according to a Gallup Poll, conducted in 2014. The poll found that 53% of Americans do not think other leaders respect Obama, while 41% believe they do.
While President Barack Obama said his administration has restored the Untied States as the “the most respected country on earth,” many find that statement far from the actual truth.
Who could forget how social media went wild over an awkward moment between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro during his historic trip to Havana. During a meeting in Havana, Castro raised Obama’s arm just as he was about to shake his hand. The result was a limp wrist. Obama became the first sitting American president in 88 years to visit the communist island nation.
According to Fox News ,Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told President Barack Obama “you can go to hell” in his latest tirade against the U.S. over its criticism of his deadly anti-drug campaign.
He also lashed out anew at the European Union in a speech Tuesday saying the 28-nation bloc, which has also criticized his brutal crackdown, “better choose purgatory, hell is filled up.”
Duterte, who took office in June, has been hypersensitive to criticisms over his anti-drug fight, which has left more than an estimated 3,000 suspected drug dealers and pushers dead in just three months, alarming the United Nations, the E.U., the U.S. and human rights watchdogs.
Angered by the U.S. criticism, Duterte has declared he wants to reduce the presence of U.S. troops in the country.