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Unrest and Trump's response eroding United States' global image

Riot police walk past flames as they clash with protesters outside the US embassy in Athens. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Brandishing a Bible in a church across from the White House on Monday after he threatened to send in the military if the protests rocking cities across the United States were not quelled, President Donald Trump declared the US the "greatest country in the world" and that he was going to keep it that way.

The unrest and Mr Trump's response to it are undermining the US' global reputation, already bruised by the country's high Covid-19 death toll and the Trump administration's inadequate response to the outbreak.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2020, with the headline Unrest and Trump's response eroding United States' global image. Subscribe