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Fṛm Đ Gardịn │ Donald Trump’s power is fading: Trumpism is the clear and present danger now

Supporters wait for Donald Trump to arrive at a 'Save America' rally, Conroe, Texas, 29 January 2022. Photograph: Brandon Bell/Getty Images
S’portrz wêt fr Doṇld Trump t arîv at a ‘Sev America’ rali, Conro, Texs, 29 Jańri 2022. Foṭgraf: Brandn Bel/Geti Iṃjz

Doṇld Trump’s pǎr z fedñ: Trumpizm z ɖ clir n preznt denjr nǎ

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on Tuesday 8 March 2022)

Ẃl ɖ xprezidnt z bset bî līgl n fnanśl trublz, hiz ōfl doctrin rmenz a mlîn n vigṛs fors in YS poḷtics

R’beca Solnit, Tyzde 8 Marć 2022

Pṛclemñ ẃt’s gwñ t hapn z a popylr we t śrug of tecñ rsponsbiḷti fr hlpñ t dtrmin ẃt’s gwñ t hapn. N it’s smʈñ w’v sìn a lot wɖ dūmspredñ proḟsiz ɖt Doṇld Trump z gwñ t run fr prezidnt or īvn win in 2024.

Wn v ɖ asumśnz z ɖt Trump wl stl b alîv n compitnt t run, bt ɖ hlʈ v ɖs sedntri śǎtr in hiz mid-70z, includñ ɖ afṭifcts v ɖ Covid-19 h wz hospiṭlîzd fr in 2020, cd ćenj.

Lc t xtrnl iśuz tù, fr ẃtvr ɖ cndiśn v hiz ǒn hlʈ, hiz fnanśl hlʈ z undr atac, wɖ bizṇsz luzñ muni n sm bancs rfyzñ t lend t him aftr ɖ stormñ v ɖ Cápitl.

It’s olso wrʈ rmemḅrñ ɖt h lost ɖ popylr vot bî miłnz in 2016 n bî mor miłnz in 2020; h nvr hd a mandet. Ɖ Rpublicnz r clirli girñ p t trî t stìl an ilex́n agn, bt ɖer ćansz v winñ wn wɖ Trump az canddet sīm slim. Cuṛntli, h z crietñ conflict wɖn ɖ Rpublicn parti wɖ hiz insistns on cntrolñ it fr hiz ǒn ajnda n puṇśñ dsntrz.

Anɖr asumśn w mc ẃn w ases Trump’s prospects z ɖt h w’nt b loct p in 2024, or ɖt hiz repyteśn, sć az it z, w’nt b svirli damijd īvn in ɖ îz v sm hu votd fr him bfr. Īvn in ɖ past cupl v wīcs hiz standñ hz śiftd sgnificntli. Formr atrni jenṛl Bil Bār z nǎ spīcñ p – t pṛmot hiz bc – abt hǎ Trump wz clirli advîzd ɖt hiz clemz v ilex́nʈeft hd no besis n ɖt hiz straṭjz t oṿtrn ɖ rzults wr ilīgl. Ɖ Ruśn inveźn v Ycren hz wocn p ppl arnd ɖ wrld (or at līst ɖoz hu wr dozñ) t Vḷdīmir Pūtin’z mlevḷns n rmîndd Americnz v hǎ īgrli Trump alaid himslf wɖ ɖ Ruśn dictetr, prsṇli n p’liticli. Sudnli a lot v Rpublicnz r trayñ t scuri awe fṛm ɖer ǒn pro-Pūtin record, ẃć me mīn distnsñ ɖmslvz fṛm Trump az wel. Hiz 2019 wɖholdñ v militri ed t Ycren t trî t preśr Ycreńn prezidnt Zelensci intu s’portñ hiz lîz z olso biyñ riixamind undr ɖ harś lît v ɖs wor.

Adiśṇli, Trump z fesñ mni criminl ćarjz, fṛm aḷgeśnz v fnanśl drti dīlñ bî ɖ Trump Orġnîześn in Ny Yorc (Trump hz cōld ɖ verịs probz intu ɖ biznis “p’liticli motvetd”), t an invstgeśn intu ẃɖr Trump n hiz alîz sbvrtd ilex́n rzults in Jorja, ẃr Trump clemz ilex́nfrōd tc ples. Jst last wīc, ɖ Jańri 6 cmiti leid ǎt a siriz v ptnśl ćarjz agnst ɖ xprezidnt, includñ cnspiṛsi t dfrōd ɖ Americn ppl n obstructñ an ofiśl pṛsidñ v Congres. Trump’s dmestic steṭs sīmz t b śiftñ rapidli. H z olso fesñ so mni lwsūts ɖt bʈ CNN n NBC publiśt indxz v ɖ cesz. Last munʈ nyz brouc ɖt Trump hd left ɖ Ẃît Hǎs wɖ claṣfaid dokmnts, ẃć h clemd h hd a rît t tec t hiz hom. Ɖt cd b a feḷni, ɖo hǎ mć aṗtît ɖ Bîdn admiṇstreśn hz fr jelñ a formr prezidnt rmenz t b sìn.

Amñ ɖ larj are v sivl ćarjz Trump fesz r E Jīn Caṛl’z aḷgeśnz v deḟmeśn ovr hiz insult-lêdn dnayl ɖt h rept hr (h hz rspondd ɖt h wz simpli rspondñ in ɖ lîn v “ofiśl dytiz”) n formr conṣłeri Mîcl Cown’z ces ɖt hiz rtrn t prizn wz trigrd bî Trump aftr Cown rlist a rvilñ memwar. Ɖr r olso sūts holdñ Trump rsponsbl fr ɖ Jańri 6 inṣrex́n bʈ fṛm membrz v Congres n fṛm tū p’līsṃn injrd in ɖ mêhem. In Febrri ɖ corts rūld ɖt ɖz sivl sūts cn g fwd, n Trump lacs ɖ iḿṇti ɖt wd pṛtct him fṛm ɖm. Trump hz iniśietd lwsūts v hiz ǒn, bt a gret mni hv bn dsmist, olɖo h z stl suwñ hiz nīs, Mẹri Trump, fr dsclozñ tax inḟmeśn abt him. Ś in trn z suwñ him n tū v hiz siblñz, alejñ ɖt ɖe dfrōdd hr ǎt v mć v hr inheritns (ẃć ɖe dnî).

Ɖo ɖ 14ʈ amndmnt v ɖ YS consttyśn śd ban ol inṣrex̣́nists fṛm runñ fr ilectd ofis, it sīmz unlîcli t b aplaid t 21st snć̣ri canddets ɖ we it wz t formr Cnfedṛts. Bt stl, ɖ Jorja n Ny Yorc ćarjz r sirịs. Ol v ẃć z t se ɖt ɖ rod fṛm rli 2022 t lêt 2024 z bumpi fr Trump. Popylr opińn z ficl; Jorj W Bś z Trump’s ej n clirli a prṃnnt hz-bn. Īvn Barac Obama, at 60, hz strold ofstej.

Bt īvn f Trump z nt indispytbli in ɖ runñ, Trumpizm z runñ rampnt, n it’s a fors t cntnd wɖ in p’liticl rêsz acrs ɖ YS. Trump wz a sūṗspredr v hiz brand v emoṛl slf-inṭrest ɖt tramplz fact, truʈ, lw n rîts. Ɖ man himslf z sulcñ in hiz prîṿt club in Floṛda – indyrñ ifcćl xîl fṛm Ny Yorc, Wośñtn – n Twitr – bt t a dgri, hiz wrc z dn. H hz got an olrdi c’rupt p’liticl parti t imbres hiz tactics n valyz. Ɖ brezn lîz v prominnt figrz in ɖ parti śo ɖt ɖ’v abandnd ol eʈics n standdz, n wl haṗli vaylet ɖ oɖz ɖe tc t uphold ɖ consttyśn. Vîṛl Trumpizm hz olrdi mrjd wɖ cnspiṛsiʈiriz sć az QAnon, wɖ antivaxīn cults, wɖ ẃît sūpreṃsists n niofasists, n wɖ ɖ gun-feṭśîzñ grūps ɖt cntiny t hv an omiṇs prezns in public lîf.

I smtmz ʈnc v ɖ Americn rît az a pot on ɖ bôl; ẃt’s insd z consntretñ az it śrincs. Ɖ Rpublicn parti hz bn luzñ membrśp fr yirz: a Gaḷp poul rlịr ɖs munʈ rports ɖt 24% v eliɉbl votrz r rejistrd Rpublicn, a stedi dclîn ovr ɖ past 15 yirz. Ɖt’s a rmîndr ɖt nyzstoriz rvilñ ɖt a mjoṛti v Rpublicnz b’liv smʈñ cd acć̣li mīn ɖt onli a smōl mnoṛti v Americnz d.

Ɖr hv bn hî-profîl dfx́nz n jenṛl atṛfi in ɖ ej v Trump. Ɖt’s ɖ śrincñ. Bt ɖen ɖr’z ɖ consntreśn ɖt rendrz ɖoz hu rmen mor fyrịs, mor clozd-mîndd, mor redi t jump on eni bandwagn ɖt lcs az f it līdz t pǎr, n īvn mor rijidli cmitd t an incrisñli rîtwñ ajnda, īvn ɖo – or mbi bcz – ɖt mīnz mnoṛtirūl.

Fr pṛgresivz, Rpublicn desṗreśn z a gd sîn, in its we. A popylr parti dz’nt hv t s’pres vots n stìl ilex́nz. A parti alînd wɖ ɖ wil v ɖ ppl dz’nt nīd t lî n ćīt. Trumpizm sīmz lîc a last gasp, a despṛt last ćans t hañ on t ẃt’s slipñ awe. Ɖ old Sovịt-saṭlît aḟrizm “Y cn cut dǎn ɖ flǎrz bt y c’nt stop ɖ sprñ” aplîz nîsli.

Ɖ fyćr v ɖs cuntri z ẃît-mnoṛti. Yt ɖ Rpublicn parti hz dn its bst t ełnet evrbdi els, ẃl ɖ rîzñ mjoṛti v Americnz s’port rīpṛductiv rîts, clîṃt ax́n n mni ic̣nomic-justis meźrz. Ɖ loñ-trm pṛgresiv fyćr v ɖ Ynîtd Stets sīmz olmst inevitbl. Bt wɖ Trumpizm stl a fors, ɖ śort-trm fyćr z alarmñ n unpridictbl, n ɖ damij me b lastñ; ẃɖr it’s ɖ privnśn v clîṃt ax́n or ɖ inflix́n v litṛl n fnanśl vayḷns on pur n marjṇlîzd ppl.

Eṇmiz v oʈoṛterịnizm n ẃît s’preṃsi hv ɖer wrc cut ǎt, bt ɖ tasc z clir n stretfwd: t pṛtct ɖ deṃcratic proses, upholdñ votñrîts n fri n fer ilex́nz, t trî t win ɖoz ilex́nz fr pṛgresiv canddets, n t artiklet n dfnd ɖ valyz bhnd ɖoz objctivz.

Trump z trédñ wōtr, bt ɖs z hǎ rzistns t Trumpizm wrcs, n hǎ it cn privel f inuf ppl wrc at it hard inuf.

• R’beca Solnit z a Gardịn YS coḷmnist. Hr most rīsnt bcs r Rec̣lex́nz v Mî Nonixistns n Orwél’z Rozz.

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