As far as Trump goes, I wouldn't cross the road to see him even if he was giving out free tickets, travel, free booze and accommodation included for the World Cup Final.
Point taken, but Trump doesn't offer free accommodations. He holds an event in a Trump owned property and then bills either the Republican National Convention, or the American taxpayer. And, as for the 'free booze,' this would be Trump Vodka, or at least would have been, had the company not gone under. I don't know if you can still buy Trump Steaks, but considering who he puts in charge to run places like the Food and Drug Administration, I would stick with the haggis.
On anther note, I saw that Johnny Rotten is a big fan of Trump. My, how times have changed. I remember The Clash singing "I'm So Bored with the U.S.A." and yet now many are singing the praises of a foreign leader. What's up with that? In my many many years in the U.S., I've yet to meet a single solitary American who was similarly smitten and ga-ga over John Major or David Cameron or Tony Blair. We at least have the decency to fall for confidence men of our own making.
I was living in the USA (Ohio) when Jimmy Carter was President, and a little afterwards, and the impression I had was that the people didn't think much of him. Up in Ohio, at least. When Reagan was voted in, it seemed to me that he was far more popular, even though to me and other non-Americans he didn't quite seem the full shilling. But at least neither of these gentlemen went about bad-mouthing other countries and the citizens of other countries. And incidentally, you missed out mentioning Margaret Thatcher, who was actually admired by most Americans that I knew and conversed with.
I suppose the true colours of any national leader only come out after he/she has been voted into high office - in 1933 most Germans genuinely believed that Adolf would be just the job for Germany.
It's a funny old world......
We are suffering from a plethora of surmise, conjecture and hypothesis. - Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure Of Silver Blaze