One Big Thing: Is the United States losing its global leadership role due to COVID-19?

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    Barbara
    Voted No
    04/27/2020

    The USA is not losing leadership skills to Covid. The USA is losing leadership skills because of trump and his dumb/moronish administration. the USA is being laughed at by the world because trump is ridiculous and dangerous and the republicans back him just to stay in power. America is falling apart because of TRUMP!!!

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    Lori
    Voted Yes
    04/27/2020

    Trump has destroyed the U.S.A.’s Standing in the world. I am ashamed and embarrassed to be a citizen at present.

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    Natalie
    Voted Maybe
    04/28/2020

    I agree with almost all comments. I'm embarrassed of our President & his mishandling of just about everything he has endevourod to do. It truly amazes me that people are still backing that clown. We would NOT be in our current situation if Trump hadn't gotten rid of the pandemic Dept that president Obama put in place. Besides his constant blaming China or his disinfect idea he has made a mockery of our countries highest office. We regardless if we were stupid enough to vote him in it's time to end this. We are now looked upon much differently since he was elected and now his presidency has a body count that's due in large part to Trump directly.

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    Ted
    04/28/2020

    As a Canadian it has been shocking to see the travesty currently occurring in the United States. For most of my business career I worked with many U.S. clients and still enjoy wonderful relationships with friends and business associates there. Hopefully, this horrible Covid 19 situation will allow voters to see how Trump and his band of thieves has been instrumental in ruining the reputation of the United States.

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    Eileen
    Voted Yes
    04/27/2020

    The US started to lose its global leadership with the election of D trump. Angela Merkel is the new leader and a far better ibe,

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    Jeremy
    Voted No
    04/28/2020

    I see nothing during this epidemic that says we are losing our leadership role.

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    T.Y.
    Voted Maybe
    04/28/2020

    I feel deeply sad thinking about this possibility. God bless!

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    Bonnie
    Voted Yes
    05/13/2020

    The US has been loosing its leadership since this a President and his merry band have been in office, this pandemic is bringing to light his vast stupidity and constant hubris.

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    Marcia
    Voted Yes
    05/01/2020

    President Trump’s and the White House’s handling of the pandemic have caused yet another decline in our role as global leaders. It is a sad day when we are embarrassed daily.

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    Nicole
    Voted Yes
    04/30/2020

    The US has demonstrated poor leadership during this pandemic. The administration has been concerned with ripping apart the works of previous leadership. Had the pandemic team still existed, the US wouldn’t have suffered such a massive amount of sickness and death. Sad state of affairs for the “leaders” of the world. Unfortunately, those of us located in the US are suffering from poor decisions by a poor leader.

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    John
    Voted Yes
    05/01/2020

    The United States is losing its leadership role because it is led by an incompetent idiot.

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    Maxine
    Voted No
    04/28/2020

    We are losing our leadership role due to our insane president, his actions, policies, and decisions. He has surrounded himself, not with qualified advisors, but with people that are unqualified and agree with him, praising him at every opportunity. I never thought I would see this in our country. After being impeached he should have been removed from office.

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    Jon
    Voted Yes
    04/28/2020

    Current administration is the laughing stock of the world

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    LoveDeGoyette
    Voted Yes
    04/28/2020

    As the United States continues to decline in its role as a global leader. I feel an urgency, for the respective parties to unite together into a solid front. If we can not come together and be united, if our bickering between parties is broadcast across the world, how are our enemies to take us seriously? I believe Woodrow Wilson said it best when he stated “How can the government do what it is supposed to do, when the various parts are at war with one another?”. There are cracks as wide as the Grand Canyon inside of our unity. How long will it take for our enemies to use those cracks to divide and conquer us? If the process hasn’t in fact, already began?

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    Jimmy
    Voted Yes
    04/28/2020

    We've been lost for the past few decades. We don't innovate. We don't inspire. We are no longer the shining city on the hill. We're the fat drunk former college football player that brags about his glory years.

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    Brad
    Voted Yes
    04/28/2020

    Yes, but Trump's incompetence is just pulling the curtain back on what has been happening for several decades. Once we decided to move away from an economy that manufactures actual items to one that outsources to the cheapest producer we headed down this path and weakened our standing in the world. Building wealth by shuffling numbers on Wall Street and selling debt to our competitors was a shell game that was bound to fail. Throwing away our strength with endless wars in the Middle East just accelerated the decline of this country. I fear that the American Century is over and we are now living in the Chinese world.

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    DENNIS
    Voted Yes
    04/28/2020

    Yes our role inthe world is deminished by Donald Trump and his nationalist associates.

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    Chris
    Voted Yes
    04/29/2020

    Incredibly incompetent leadership on display to the whole world, we are becoming a laughingstock NOT a leader.

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    Theresa
    Voted Yes
    04/28/2020

    By abandoning the WHO and failing in preparedness, the US is not only unwilling to lead by example or in other concrete ways, it has also become unable to lead the world or to help its own citizens.

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    Ken
    Voted Yes
    04/28/2020

    With the White House's support of the inane POTUS responses, no rational person would look to the US as a world leader in science!

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    Susan
    Voted Yes
    04/27/2020

    We must confront this virus with world-wide cooperation and focus.

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    Michele
    Voted Yes
    04/27/2020

    Our "leadership" is failing