U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he boards Marine One helicopter while departing for vacation in Bedminster, New Jersey, from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A new survey from Abacus Data says Canadians have a worse impression of the U.S. government than its Chinese counterpart.
And this was before President Donald Trump promised North Korea “fire and fury” on Tuesday.
The polling firm’s survey asked Canadians for their impressions of several foreign governments. Respondents were most favourable of the government of Japan, followed by Mexico. At the bottom of the list is Russia with the U.S. doing just slightly better:
A big(league) finding here is that 49 per cent of respondents said they had a “very negative” impression of the U.S., while 40 per cent said the same about Russia. Twenty-two per cent said they had a similar impression of China’s government.
This development seems to have dumbfounded one of the survey’s authors, David Coletto.
“The Trump era continues to confound,” he said in a release accompanying the survey. “I can’t recall a time, at least in my life, when …
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