Yes, Fox did air a graphic showing Donald Trump as ‘greatest threat to world peace’
In early January 2020, a meme began circulating showing that Fox’s cable channel aired a graphic showing that the Germans polled consider Donald Trump a greater threat to world peace than other high profile world powers.
- The graphic actually aired Dec. 27, 2019 during “Fox & Friends First.”
- The poll was covered by other news outlets at the time.
- The graphic, as aired, does indeed show that Trump ranks significantly high on the “greatest threat to world peace” poll conduced by YouGov in Germany in late 2019.
- North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ranked next at 17%, with Iran’s Ali Khamenei and Russia’s Vladimir Putin tied at 8% and China’s Xi Jinping at 7%.
- Note that the responses in the Fox graphic were from German residents polled.
- However, YouGov has also conducted similar polls on Americans across every age range, with similar results.
- The poll was, notably, also conducted before Trump’s drone attack that killed an Iranian leader in Iraq and sparked tensions between the Middle East and the U.S.