Another liberal media narrative busted.
It seems President Trump’s ideas are more widely accepted by Europeans than is generally portrayed and reported here in the U.S., according to one U.K. journalist.
“There is so much more sympathy for Trump ideas than you would guess from listening to the debates among the European political elites,” columnist for The Telegraph, Fraser Nelson, told Fox News’ Dana Perino on Friday.
Though Trump is often portrayed as a “crazy” guy with “out there” ideas, Nelson noted, it is European leaders, not the public, who are “traumatized” by the president and his administration.
“It’s certainly true that a lot of European leaders are kind of traumatized by what they are hearing coming out of the White House,” he said. “But for the public, it’s a very different opinion.”
Nelson made the point in a recent column for the Telegraph as well.
“Many EU (European Union) leaders are coming around to Mr. Trump’s way of thinking … in many areas, European popular opinion is firmly on his side,” he wrote:
— Fraser Nelson (@FraserNelson) July 7, 2017
“There is so much more sympathy for Trump ideas than you would guess from listening to the debates among the European political elites,” the editor of Spectator magazine told Perino, citing a survey showing that many Europeans actually favor a ban on immigration from Muslim countries.
Nelson admitted that Trump is an “unconvincing ambassador of American values” because his style is different from what Europeans are used to. However, he does believe that European politicians tend to agree with the president’s general ideas, like dialing back the overreach of globalism.
Europeans who agree with Trump “tend not to be the ones that protest outside G-20 meetings,” Fraser said. “That’s not quite their style.”
“The kind of coalition that brought Donald Trump to power in America certainly can be seen all over Europe, mainly behind a lot of the populist movements whose popularity is doing really well right now,” he added.