As an American who spends about a month each year in Europe, I’d never have guessed that the mere thought of trading in our idiot president for an inspiring one would be enough to have Europeans waving American flags like ecstatic children!
And while I’ve never personally experienced any direct backlash, there was a point when the kids for whom we used to regularly bring gifts asked us to stop getting them clothes that were obviously made in the USA . . . because they weren’t cool anymore!
I think Barack Obama is taking care of that problem!