Fṛm Đ Gardịn: The Guardian view on Trump and Covid-19: Americans suffer. Will he?

‘Mr Trump’s appalling performance has finally taken a toll on his popularity.’ Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
‘Mr. Trump’s apōlñ pformns hz fîṇli tecn a tol on hiz popylaṛti.’ Foṭgraf: Jim Lo Scalzo/YPA

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Trump n Covid-19: Americnz sufr. Wl h?

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 1 May 2020)

Ɖ YS deʈtol cd gt mć wrs ʈancs t a prezidnt cnsrnd abt riilex́n rɖr ɖn ɖ welfér v sitiznz

Frîde, 1 Me 2020

Lisnrz cd b fgivn fr a sns v deja vu: “It’s gwñ t g. It’s gwñ t līv. It’s gwñ t b gn,” Doṇld Trump pṛnǎnst v c’roṇvîṛs on Wenzde.

Ɖ wrdz wr īṛli similr t ɖ prezidnt’s pridix́n in lêt Febrri ɖt “It’s gwñ t dis’pir” – a ʈīm h harpt on rpitidli az ɖ ceslod n ftaḷtiz rouz. Sins ɖt fōrcast, a miłn Americnz hv fōḷn il wɖ c’roṇvîṛs – olmst a ʈrd v ɖ globl totl – n mor ɖn 60,000 hv daid, in jst a fy wīcs s’pasñ ɖ YS deʈtol in ol ɖ yirz v ɖ Vietnam wor. Ɖs wīc, it wz rportd ɖt olmst 70 ppl hd daid at a sngl vetṛnz’ nrsñhom in Maṣćusits. Ny Yorc z struġlñ t beri its ded.

Ɖs z ẃt ɖ prezidnt’s sun-in-lw, Jared Cŭśnr, dscrîbz az “a gret s’xeștori”. Ɖs z ɖ contxt in ẃć ɖ admiṇstreśn z letñ its fizicl-distnsñ gîdlînz laps, instd advîzñ mć les strinjnt meźrz.

Mr. Cŭśnr sjsts ɖt bî Jlî ɖ cuntri cd b “riyli rocñ agn”. Bt Americnz wl sufr fṛm Mr. Trump’s cīņis t gt bac t biznis, az f ɖ prīc̣roṇvîṛs stet v aferz wr stl poṣbl. Medicl xprts hv olrdi wornd abt ɖ riscs v anɖr srj in cesz. Ɖ qsćn z ẃɖr stets, sitiz, insttyśnz n indivijlz cn agn miṭget ɖ harm h z rīcñ upn hiz cuntri. Sm me; uɖrz r līdñ hiz ćarj: in Jorja, sć isnśl srṿsz az ttuparlrz n bolñaliz r wns agn playñ ɖer tred. Texs z alawñ śops, siṇmāz, śopñmalz n resṭronts t rīopn, olbiit wɖ rstrix́nz on cpaṣti. Wɖt sgnificnt tstñ n tresñ, it z evidnt ẃr sć dsiźnz wl līd.

Ɖ bst ɖt cn b sd fr Mr. Trump’s ilex́n-drivn wiśfl ʈncñ z ɖt it z les imīɉtli denjṛs ɖn hiz rīsnt public ḿzñz ɖt ppl mt hv injx́nz v disinfctnt az a kr. Ć wīc v ɖ pandemic hz bròt ny śem upn ɖ prezidnt: h feld t iqip hiz cuntri n its hlʈwrcrz, t advcet fizicl distnsñ ẃn it wz despṛtli nīdd, or īvn t lc lîc h wz sirịsli cnsrnd abt ɖ ǎtbrec n its victimz, prifŕñ instd t bost abt ɖ retñz fr hiz brīfñz.

Ẃl līdrz arnd ɖ wrld injoid a srj in s’port az ɖ pandemic tc hold – ɖ rali-arnd-ɖ-flag ifct – Mr. Trump’s apōlñ pformns hz fîṇli tecn a tol on hiz popylaṛti. H hd cǎntd on a stroñ icoṇmi t si him bac intu ofis in Nvmbr. Bt wɖ mor ɖn 30 miłn YS wrcrz fîlñ unimplômntclemz in ɖ last six wīcs – n icoṇmists sjstñ ɖt ɖ riyl levl v joblosz cd b far wrs – hiz confidns hz bn śecn.

Ɖs wīc it wz rportd ɖt h hd laśt ǎt at hiz ǒn campen aftr polls śoud him trelñ Jo Bîdn in crūśl stets n wɖ oldr votrz. Wɖ ɖ Deṃcrat fesñ a sx́l-asōlt clem n runñ a vrćl campen ẃl Mr. Trump cmandz dêli ertîm, it z clir ɖt ɖ prezidnt z dwñ ɖ damij himslf. H z sīcñ t śift ɖ blem fr ɖ pandemic t ɖ Wrld Hlʈ Orġnîześn (hvñ ignord its rpitd wornñz) n t Ćîna. On Ʈrzde h contṛdictd hiz ǒn d’rectr v naśnl intelijns bî clemñ ɖt h hd sìn evidns ɖt ɖ vîṛs oriɉnetd in a Wūhan l’boṛtri; Trump ofiślz hv rportidli līnd on ɖ ejnsiz t fînd evidns t bac ɖ ʈiyri.

Ɖs conduct tù z unplezntli fmiłr. Hiz cntmt fr ɖ truʈ; hiz dtrṃneśn t ived rsponsbiḷti ẃl holdñ ɖ most pǎrfl job in ɖ wrld; hiz ignṛns, hiz narssizm n ɖ ʈret h pozz t hiz cuntri – ol hv bcm stl mor penf̣li evidnt ʈru ɖs crîsis, bt wr clir bfr. Yt h hz so far dfaid ɖ lwz v p’liticl graṿti. Americnz hv peid dirli fr Mr. Trump’s cmplesnsi, reclisnis, iraṣ́naḷti n incompitns. Bt r ɖe at last redi t mc him pe?

Instroduction to Ñspel

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