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‘German citizens more afraid of Trump than COVID-19’


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

11th Sep, 2020. 12:52 am
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'German citizens more afraid of Trump than COVID-19'

Citizens of Germany are more afraid of US President Donald Trump’s policies than of the coronavirus.

According to a Reuters report, an annual survey of the behaviour of German citizens found that Germans are more afraid of the US president’s policies than the Coronavirus because it has hurt Europe’s major economies.

According to a June and July poll by  R+V Insurance Group, 53% of citizens said Trump would make the world a more dangerous place and destroy the economy.

Traditionally cautious Germans cited inflation, the economic situation and the burden on EU debtors as the second, third and fourth risks, respectively.

The Coronavirus was ranked 17th in the survey.

It should be noted that the German government had taken better measures against COVID-19 worldwide, as a result of which the number of cases and deaths was much lower than other European countries, but the new wave of cases is increasing.

A poll in Germany did not say how troubling Trump’s policies were.

“Trump’s foreign policy is frightening,” Manfred Schmidt, a political scientist at the University of Heidelberg, was quoted as saying by  R+V.

Referring to Trump’s policies, they said that his policies are particularly dangerous in terms of the economy, such as the conflict with China, as well as attacks on trade and security policy against allies, including Germany.

“Besides, the US withdrawal from international cooperation and tensions with Iran are also dangerous policies,” the political analyst said.

The survey asked about 2,400 citizens and has been conducted on an annual basis since 1992 under the title ‘Fairs of Germans’.

It may be recalled that in May this year, the United States accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of being a “puppet” of China and announced the severance of ties with it, which was a matter of global concern.

Donald Trump has made serious allegations against the UN body and announced the severance of all ties with the World Health Organization (WHO) over the coronavirus, saying that despite the warning, the WHO has taken effective measures.

The United States was the world’s largest donor to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the largest donor to the United Nations, but tensions between the United States and the World Health Organization (WHO) have risen sharply since the outbreak of the coronavirus. From the outset, Donald Trump has slammed the global organization on the issue of the coronavirus.

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