Even President Bill Clinton came in for European mockery. I know, ­because I lived on the Continent back then. I recall how cultural elites there laughed at Clinton, with his Arkansas twang and his fondness for high-calorie fast food.

As for Obama, maybe they loved him. Then again, he made it a habit to apologize for the United States, not least for our “arrogant, dismissive and derisive” attitude toward ­Europe. Obama even compared American exceptionalism with British or Greek ­exceptionalism.

Europeans may have loved that, but did they respect a US president who thought America was just OK? I’m not so sure. Anyway, in that same speech with the apology for our arrogant, dismissive derisiveness, Obama also noted that “in ­Europe, there is an anti-Americanism that is at once ­casual but can also be insidious.” Yes, it can be — and it didn’t start with Trump.