Europe's media have also tended to view the ongoing Trump saga with a mixture of bemusement, curiosity and horror.
There has been widespread criticism from both the left and right-leaning media in the region at Trump's more controversial policies and pronouncements, such as his comments on immigrants and women, but also concern over his unpredictability.
In the U.K., left-leaning newspaper The Independent said Tuesday that: "It's been one year since the U.S. election and Donald Trump has done absolutely nothing since becoming president." The article's author, Nash Riggins, added unequivocally that "it's been 365 days since a clueless megalomaniac sailed past a gaggle of dedicated, career politicians and was foolishly handed the keys to the most powerful office on the planet."
Another British newspaper, the right-leaning The Daily Telegraph, said that Trump's "woes were mounting." The paper's U.S. editor noted that while Trump's presidency "had not disappointed on the entertainment front… some campaign pledges have fallen by the wayside," including the promised repeal of Obamacare and Iran's nuclear deal.
German newspaper Der Spiegel appraised the "moral emptiness" of Trump's presidency so far in an article headlined "Donald Trump and the erosion of American greatness." Author Roger Cohen argued that Trump's presidency posed an "existential threat" to America and that Trump, a man who he said had "blurred the line between truth and falsehood," was "dangerous."
Cohen also said Trump had not actually followed through on a lot of what he had promised voters — to build a wall between Mexico and the U.S., for example, or act on his threats to walk away from the NATO alliance, or his decision to honor a "One China" policy (that there is only one Chinese government).
"For all the presidential mouthing and angry ALL-CAPS dawn tweeting, there's no sign of the wall on the Mexican border; and NATO is no longer "obsolete" (at least some days of the week); and the "One China" policy has not been scrapped; and the Iran nuclear agreement endures for now," Cohen said.
Still, he added, "Trump is likely to become more capricious in the coming months" and an unspecified military conflict somewhere could offer an attractive option for Trump looking to distract attention away from an investigation into possible collusion between members of his team and Russia ahead of the 2016 election.