In February, Obama said, “One of the proudest things of my three years in office is helping to restore a sense of respect for America around the world, a belief that we are not just defined by the size of our military.”
Three years ago in Cairo, Obama stressed his leadership would be dramatically different than former President George W. Bush’s: “I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition.”
Apparently the Muslim world didn't pay any attention to his claims of being a unifier.
Nor did the rest of the world fall into prostration -
Germany: Merkle said he was a man she could not trust.
India: FM - his policy is barking up the wrong tree and he should mind his own business.
Russia: He should be more interested in his country and leave the rest of the world alone.
China: The US has no right to explain human rights to anyone.
Canada: The PM rarely speaks to Obama and is rarely spoken to by Obama.
England: the attitude in Downing Street and Whitehall is one of disregard. He only becomes necessary when the PM visits the US or Obama decides to go to England.
Australia: dictated to about prisoners and keeping terrorists in their prison system. Their Parliament voted against the imposition of the prisoners by the US, onto Australian territory as a risk and threat.
France: Under Sarkozy the relationship was near 0.
Italy: barely registered on a friendship scale. Distrust and animosity between the US and Italian government over a range of issues).
Let's see ... who else. Built up respect? No. He has harmed our nation world-wide.