Londoners assess U.S. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office – and they are mostly “not impressed”.
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (REUTERS) – Donald Trump will have served as the U.S. President for 100 days on Saturday (April 29), and Londoners are largely unimpressed with his leadership.
The so-called “special relationship” between the United States and Britain is satirised in graffiti art in a north London affluent area, depicting British Prime Minister Theresa May dancing with Trump from the movie La La Land, but with the words “Lie Lie Land” written above.
As a British-Pakistani Muslim woman, Maira Hayat said she did not feel any of the love brought about by America’s so-called ‘special relationship’ with Britain. Others described Trump as “dangerous” and his policies as “not right”.
But Trump did get one seal of approval, from Dave Taylor, who was enjoying a pint in the spring sunshine and called the American leader a “strong person”.
An analysis of Reuters/Ipsos polling data shows slippage in Trump’s approval ratings, with lower enthusiasm among white men without a college degree, the core of his political base.
In comparing Trump’s approval rating in the first 20 days of his tenure to a 20-day period in April, Reuters also found a rise in disapproval among independents, college-educated adults, people with below-average incomes, white women and white Millennials.