What European onlookers think about US election

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    I am a retired Australian now living permanently in Europe and have followed the US election extensively this year as I am fascinated by the 2 candidates
    Hillary Clinton who I cannot believe will get any level headed American to believe what she says or promises especially after her dismal record.
    Donald Trump who is not known very well outside of USA but to many foreigners following the elections seems to a breath of fresh air and seems to project the views of the average American
    I do think Mr Trump should give the Democrats and CNN political reporters a lesson in the English language and explain to them that it consists of satire and sense of humour and they should stop turning around
    what he says to try an brainwash democrat voters
    CNN You are a disgrace to world political reporting and people in Europe are laughing at you for your one eyed views every night. So much for freedom of the biased press
     
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    Well, at least we have a choice between about 30 different flavors of donuts. :rock:

    Anyway. Most American voters are already brainwashed. Spend about 30 seconds with them and you'll quickly understand why democracy is a really, really, really, bad idea.

     
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    :welcome: Euro Observer

    Your OP is a breath of fresh air. A real live Aussie, to cool. Been fortunate to have met some wonderful Australians. Worked around Qantas employees at HNL back in the 80's. I worked for a Service Provider that handled Qantas back then. Great bunch of folks.
    As for the USMB just keep a sense of humor, be willing to defend yourself and please remember and never forget there are a lot of assholes in this ole' world...
    Remind me to tell you how I almost started a war with Australia by doing considerable damage to a RAAF 707... :banghead::banghead:
     
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    Welcome to USMB, I think we'll get along pretty well.
     
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    Thank you for your kind words .I too worked with many Americans in the 70s when I worked for Aramco in The Hague in Holland and had a lot of laughs mainly about your game of football with all the padding etc . We all ended up good mates but never did agree about your football and our rugby.
    Living in Malta now has given my wife and I the opportunity to go on many ocean cruises and we fly to Miami quite frequently to pick up a Royal Caribbean cruise around the Caribbean, Panama Mexico and San Diego and have met many interesting Americans of all ages.
    I would never think of interfering in US politics like Obama does in Europe but your 2016 election is catching the attention of many Europeans and we spend many lunch time hours at the pub discussing world problems(in a light hearted way) and always come to the same conclusion that if politicians throughout the world listened to us the world would be a better place.
     
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    Welcome to the war zone!

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    I'm from New Zealand, I live permanently in the US and I pretty sure you are full of shit.
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    European attitudes toward President Barack Obama remain very positive. Across the 10 EU nations polled, a median of 77% have confidence in Obama to do the right thing in world affairs, including more than eight-in-ten in Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and France.
    Europeans are somewhat less enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton, although her ratings are still mostly positive: A median of 59% have confidence in her. In contrast, ratings for Donald Trump are overwhelmingly negative. A median of just 9% trust the wealthy real estate developer to do the right thing in world affairs; 85% lack confidence in him.
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    As Obama Years Draw to Close, President and U.S. Seen Favorably in Europe and Asia
    Other than bombing on your first thread here at USMB, welcome!:bye1:
     
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    Spoken by a true Kiwi. Dont worry I will ignore you. Please thank Hillary and Mr Obama for ISIS
     
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    trump is seen as a dangerous clown who has no business being a presidential candidate. it is seen as an embarrassment that he is.
     

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