A country’s influence and power depends on many factors, including the size and strength of its economy, and the size and quality of its defense forces and its population. Reliable alliances count. But less tangible factors such as language and culture also matter. So does the quality of a country’s leadership and governance.

Donald Trump, instead of “making America great again” as he claims, has succeeded in undermining American influence and prestige, making him probably the worst U.S. president in history.

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