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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: In this moment of crisis, macho leaders are a weakness, not a strength

Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residency, Florida. Photograph: Alan Santos Presidencia Da Re/Reuters
Doṇld Trump n Jair Bolsonaro at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago rezidnsi, Florida. Foṭgraf: Alan Santos, PR/Rôtrz
In ɖs momnt v crîsis, maćo līdrz r a wìcnis nt a streñʈ

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 13 April 2020)

Trump n Bolsonaro hv bn a lạbiḷti in ɖ fes v c’roṇvîṛs. W nīd līdrz wɖ a difṛnt imośnl scilset

Robin Dembrof, Munde, 13 Epril 2020

Fr ɖ intîṛti v Ronld Regn’z frst trm, dspt oṿẃlmñ evidns ɖt Edz wz a public-hlʈ crîsis, h bruśt of ɖ dziz’z sveṛti, seyñ “it wd g awe”. Bî 1987, Edz hd cild mor ɖn 29,000 Americnz. In ɖt sem yir, Don Fransis, an ofiśl at ɖ Sntrz fr Dziz Cntrol n Privnśn, tsṭfaid bfr Congres ɖt Regn’z admiṇstreśn cōzd “untld hardśp, miẓri n xpns t ɖ Americn public” bî obstructñ, rzistñ n inṭfirñ wɖ poḷsiz n programz dzînd t privnt ɖ Edz eṗdemic in ɖ YS.

Srtn factrz at ple in ɖ Edz eṗdemic r nt at ple in ǎr cuṛnt pandemic: most obvịsli, Covid-19 z nt asośietd wɖ ɖ ge cḿṇti. Nnɖles, ɖr r ecoz v Regn’z rspons t ɖ Edz eṗdemic. Last munʈ, dez aftr Caḷforńa hd dclerd a stet v imrjnsi n Siatl scūlz hd bgun t cloz, Doṇld Trump asrtd ɖt Covid-19 wd simpli “g awe”. Śortli bfr ɖt, h sd ɖt it wd “dis’pir … lîc a miṛcl”. Trump wz jônd in hiz p’red v dnayl bî uɖr far-rît popylist līdrz, ispeṣ́li Bṛzil’z prezidnt, Jair Bolsonaro. In Marć, h dscrîbd Covid-19 az a “litl flu” ɖt dz nt woṛnt “hstiria”, n clemd ɖt Bṛzil wd b pṛtctd fṛm ɖ vîṛs bî its clîṃt n yʈfl popyleśn.

W nīd līdrz hu alǎ public-hlʈ xprts, rɖr ɖn ɖer p’liticl slf-inṭrest, t gîd poḷsi

Ẃt moṭvets men lîc Trump n Bolsonaro t dnî, fōlṣfî n dsmis evidns abt public-hlʈ crîsīz?

Wn sełnt fīćr standz ǎt az comn amñ ɖz men: toxic maskliṇti. Ɖ consept hz bcm popylr, wɖ Gūgl srćz fr ɖ trm scîroc̣tñ in Jańri 2019 ẃn ɖ śevñcumṗni Źilét rlist a siriz v advrtismnts ɖt ćalinjd tṛdiśnl xpreśnz v maskliṇti, sć az bŭliyñ, s’presñ imośnz n sx́l hrasmnt. Ɖoz advrtismnts set of a public dbet abt ẃɖr toxic maskliṇti z a hlpfl consept. Sm tc t Twitr n uɖr mīdia t cmplen ɖt “maskliṇti z’nt a sicnis”, ẃl uɖrz, lîc ɖ Americn Sîc̣lojicl Asośieśn, mntend ɖt ɖz tṛdiśnl formz v maskliṇti harm nt onli men, bt olso ɖoz arnd ɖm.

Ɖ cuṛnt pandemic ʈroz intu starc rlif hǎ ysfl ɖ consept v toxic maskliṇti cn b. Dr. Rojr Crbi, a men’z hlʈ xprt, obzrvz ɖt toxic formz v maskliṇti, ẃć līd t “dominnt, agresiv, [n] risc-tecñ” bhevyr, cōz men t si ilnis or uɖr hlʈprobḷmz az ifemiṇt n wìc, līdñ ɖm t ćūz risc n dscumf̣t ovr ɖ “imaskleśn” v sīcñ medicl trītmnt. Az a rzult, men hu psy ɖz formz v maskliṇti dsple “ɖ strongist pridictrz v indivijl risc-bhevyr ovr ɖ lîfcors”.

Trump n Bolsonaro r clir xamplz v men hu clñ t toxic formz v maskliṇti. Ɖe laś ǎt at enʈñ ɖt ʈretnz ɖer dominns, n rlî on msojni n vayḷns t bolstr ɖer īgoz. Ɖe deṇgret wimin n feṃniṇti in ordr t riinfors ɖer frajîl sns v ɖer manhd, rfŕñ t wimin az “slut[s]”, “dog[z]” n “pìs[s] v as”. Trump hz bostd abt hiz pīnișîz n tstosṭron levlz, n Bolsonaro sd ɖt h wd rɖr hv a ded sun ɖn a ge wn. Bʈ frīqntli incurij or xkz vayḷns, n rej at ɖoz hu dis’gri or mc fun v ɖm. Ɖe r tū piz in a pod. N in ǎr cuṛnt crîsis, ɖer toxic maskliṇti z a deʈli ʈret. It plez ǎt in ɖ most litṛl sns: it riscs fizicl harm t uɖrz n ɖmslvz.

Tru t ɖs pridix́n, Trump rīsntli md hedlînz fr iniṣ́li rfyzñ t tec a tst fr Covid-19, obe fizicl-distnsñ gîdlînz or wer a fesmasc, unḍmainñ hiz ǒn hlʈxprts’ rec̣mndeśnz. Bolsonaro, folowñ sūt, dclerd ɖt hiz manli hisṭri “az an aʈlīt” wd pṛtct him fṛm ɖ vîṛs. N ẃl it z tmtñ t laf at ɖ absrdti v Bolsonaro’z clem, ɖ soḅrñ riaḷti z ɖt Trump n Bolsonaro’z bhevyr hz an evr-rîzñ bodicǎnt.

Nǎ ɖt ɖs lî z no longr ssteṇbl, Trump n Bolsonaro hv piṿtd. Bʈ cuṛntli atmt t cast ɖmslvz az hîpr-masklin “wortîm” hiroz, cmitd t pṛtctñ ɖer cuntriz fṛm a “hidn eṇmi”. Wn form v musklr īgoizm rplesz anɖr. Ɖz miliṭristic slf-portrits mc clir ɖt Trump n Bolsonaro r foc̣st on stǒcñ parṭzan dvîdz n winñ riilex́n, n nt on dwñ ẃt z nīdd t sev livz.

W d nt nīd patrịtizm n wepnz; w nīd gloḅli cnctd medicl rsrć, sośl seftinets n hlʈcer. W nīd līdrz hu alǎ public hlʈxprts, rɖr ɖn ɖer p’liticl slf-inṭrest, t gîd poḷsi. W fînd ǎrslvz in a tîm ɖt cōlz fr tṛdiśṇli “feṃnin” trets, sć az emṗʈi, soḷdaṛti n cmpaśn. Ɖ men in ćarj hv ćozn t prîoṛtîz ɖer pricerịs sns v manhd, rjctñ sạntific evidns, dployñ reṭric v vayḷns, wor n dviźn, n plesñ s ol in harm’z we.

Robin Dembrof z asistnt pṛfesr v f’loṣfi at Yêl Yṇvrṣti

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: Wounded by media scrutiny, Trump turned a briefing into a presidential tantrum

Donald Trump watches a multimedia presentation created by the White House to defend the president’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters
Doņld Trump woćz a multimīdia preznteśn crietd bî ɖ Ẃît Hǎs t dfnd ɖ prezidnt’s rspons t ɖ c’roņvîṛs ǎtbrec. Foṭgraf: Lia Milis/Rôtrz
Wūndd bî mīdịscrūṭni, Trump trnd a brīfñ intu a preẓdnśl tantṛm

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 14 April 2020)

Prezidnt laśt ǎt at rportrz, swîpt at Bîdn n rfyzd t axpt ɖt h hd pt a ft roñ in c’roṇvîṛs rspons

Devid Smiʈ in Wośñtn. Tyzde, 14 Epril 2020

A  todlr ʈrù a slf-pitiyñ tantṛm on lîv teḷviźn on Munde nît. Unforćṇtli h wz 73 yirz old, wẹrñ a loñ red tî n runñ ɖ wrld’z most pǎrfl cuntri.

Doṇld Trump, starvd v campenraliz, Mar-a-Lago wīc-endz n golf, n gǒdd bî a bomśel nyzpepr rport, cd’nt tec it eni mor. Yirz v acritd grīvns n rzntmnt twdz ɖ mīdia cem guśñ ǎt in a toṛnt. H rantd, h revd, h mltd dǎn n h blù p ɖ inṭnet wɖ wn v ɖ most jw-dropñ pformnsz v hiz prezidnsi.

Ɖs wz, az h lîcs t pt it, “a 10”.

Trump’s Īstr hd evidntli bn ruind bî a dámñ 5,500-wrd Ny Yorc Tîmz invstgeśn śowñ ɖt Trump sqondrd preśs tîm in Jańri n Febrri az ńmṛs guvnmntfigrz wr sǎndñ ɖ alarm abt ɖ c’roṇvîṛs.

Wɖ mor ɖn 23,000 Americn lîvz lost in sć srcmstansz, sm prezidnts mt nǎ b cnsiḍrñ reẓgneśn. Nt Trump. H arîvd in ɖ wst wñ brīfñrūm dtrmind t tel ɖ wrld, or at līst hiz bes, ɖt h wz nt t blem. Instd it wz a ny n bludi fêz v hiz wor agnst ɖ “eṇmi v ɖ ppl”: ɖ mīdia. Faṃliz grīvñ luvd wnz lost t ɖ vîṛs wr in fr cold cumf̣t hir.

A CNN cîrón z wrʈ a ʈǎznd wrdz: “Trump rfyzz t acnolij eni mstecs”; “Trump ysz tascfors brīfñ t trî n rīrait hisṭri on c’roṇvîṛs rspons”; “Trump mlts dǎn in angri rspons t rports h ignord vîṛswornñz”; “Angri Trump trnz brīfñ intu propganḍseśn.”

Ɖ ʈin-scind prezidnt laśt ǎt at rportrz, swîpt at Deṃcrat Jo Bîdn n rfyzd t axpt ɖt h hd pt a ft roñ. “So ɖ stori in ɖ Ny Yorc Tîmz z a totl fec, it’s a fec nyzpepr n ɖe rait fec storiz. N smde, hopf̣li in fîv yirz ẃn I’m nt hir, ɖoz peprz r ol gwñ ǎt v biznis bcz nbdi’s gwñ t rīd ɖm,” Trump sd.

Wɖ a dṛmatic fluriś, ɖ prezidnt ordrd ɖ brīfñrūm lîts dimd. In a Jemz Bond film, it wd b ɖ momnt ɖt pôznd gas z pîpt intu ɖ rūm. Ẃt hapnd wz’nt far of: a campen-stîl montaź v vidioclips, śoun on scrīnz set p bhnd ɖ podịm. Ɖr wz ftij v doctrz seyñ in Jańri ɖt ɖ c’roṇvîṛs dd nt pǒz an iminnt ʈret, Trump dclerñ a naśnl imrjnsi, n Deṃcratic guvnrz prezñ him fr pṛvîdñ fedṛl asistns.

Vetṛn Ẃît Hǎs rportrz sd ɖe cd nvr rmembr sć a film biyñ pleid in ɖt rūm. It hd bn pt tgɖr in a cupl v aurz bî Dan Sc̣vīno, ɖ d’rectr v sośl mīdia at ɖ Ẃît Hǎs, n a tīm in les ɖn tū aurz, Trump xplend. “W cd gv y hundṛdz v clips lîc ɖt.”

Jon Carl v ABC Nyz asct in consṭneśn: “Ẃ dd y fīl ɖ nīd t d ɖt?”

Trump rplaid: “Bcz w’r gtñ fec nyz n I lîc t hv it c’rectd … Evrʈñ w dd wz rît.”

Doņld Trump: ‘Ẃn smbdi z prezidnt v ɖ Ynîtd Stets, ɖ oʈoṛti z totl’ – vidio

Ovr n ovr, Trump hîlîtd hiz dsiźn t ban sm flîts fṛm Ćîna in lêt Jańri bfr ɖr wr eni vîṛs-rletd deʈs cnfrmd in ɖ YS – īvn ɖo nirli 400,000 ppl travld t ɖ YS fṛm Ćîna bfr ɖ rstrix́nz wr in ples n 40,000 ppl hv arîvd ɖr sins.

Ɖ CBS Nyz corispondnt Pōla Rìd wz hvñ nn v it n cut t ɖ ćes. “Ɖ arğmnt z ɖt y bòt yrslf sm tîm,” ś sd “Y dd’nt yz it t priper hospitlz. Y dd’nt yz it t ramp p tstñ. Rît nǎ, nirli 20m ppl r unimploid. Tnz v ʈǎzndz v Americnz r ded.”

Trump tōct ovr hr: “Y’r so dsgresfl. It’s so dsgresfl ɖ we y se ɖt.”

Rìd dmandd: “Hǎ z ɖs nyzrīl or ɖs rant s’pozd t mc ppl fīl confidnt in an unpresdntd crîsis?”

Trump rvrtd t hiz Ćîna travl-rstrix́nz bt Reid cntinyd t pś him on hiz inax́n in Febrri. Trump wz unebl t mustr a rīzṇbl rspons. It wz a ceṣtudi in hǎ, ẃn h luzz an arğmnt, hiz instñt z t atac ɖ akzr. H trotd ǎt hiz freid, tîmwòrn insult: “Y nǒ y’r a fec, yr hol netwrc ɖ we y cuvr it z fec … Ɖt’s ẃ y hv a lowr apruvlretñ ɖn probbli y’v evr hd bfr tîmz ʈri.”

Deṃcrats cn onli hop Bîdn wz woćñ Rìd fr tips on hǎ t dbet ɖ prezidnt.

Rlịr, Dr. Ánṭni Fǎći stept t ɖ podịm t claṛfî ɖt h hd bn rspondñ t a “hîṗʈeticl qsćn” jrñ an apiṛns on CNN’z Stet v ɖ Yńn program on Súnde ẃn h sd mor cd hv bn dn t sev Americn lîvz. H dnaid h wz biyñ forst t claṛfî agnst hiz wil.

Trump, hu hd rītwītd a post cntenñ ɖ haśtag “#FirFaci”, sd: “Tde I wōc in, I hír I’m gwñ t fîr him. I’m nt fîrñ him, I ʈnc h’z a wundrfl gai.”

Ɖ brīfñ wnt on fr wel ovr tū aurz. Īvn Fox Nyz gev p bfr ɖ end. Adm Śif, ɖ ćer v ɖ Hǎs intelijnscmiti, spouc fr mni ẃn h twītd: “Ẃ d repytbl nyz orġnîześnz cari ɖz dêli Trump presconfṛnsz lîv?

“Ɖe r fild wɖ misinf̣meśn n propganda. Fṛm ɖ prezidnt himslf, no les. Ɖ cuntri wd b far betr srvd n informd f ɖe yzd hîlîts lêtr. Inuf z inuf.”

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: I warned of Trump’s attack on science. But I never predicted the horror that lay ahead

Donald Trump: a ‘Niagara of misinformation … spews daily from his mouth’. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock
Doṇld Trump: a ‘Nîaġra v misinf̣meśn … spyz dêli fṛm hiz mǎʈ’. Foṭgraf: Rex/Śuṭstoc
I wornd v Trump’s atac on sayns. Bt I nvr pridictd ɖ horr ɖt le ahd

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 12 April 2020)

Mî ǒn dîr prof̣siz feld t adiqtli pridict ɖ fyćr n tde I si him az smwn far mor teṛfayñ

Arịl Dorfman, Súnde, 12 Epril 2020

¡Abajo la inteligencia! ¡Viva la muerte!” Ɖoz infṃs wrdz – “Dǎn wɖ intelijns! Loñ liv deʈ!” – wr pṛnǎnst in 1936 bî Jenṛl Mián Astre, a fasist jenṛl hu wz a mntr n frend v Fransisco Franco, sn t b Spen’z dictetr fr ovr for decedz. Ɖe wr part v a rantñ spīć Mián dlivrd at ɖ Yṇvrṣti v Saḷmanca seḷbretñ ɖ inṣrex́n agnst ɖ Spaniś Rpublic ɖt heṛldd ɖ darc yirz ɖt wr on ɖ hrîzn.

I rcōld ɖz barbṛs wrdz wɖ treṗdeśn bac in Octobr v 2017 ẃn I bgan tracñ dǎn ɖ wez in ẃć Doṇld Trump, in onli ɖ frst 10 endlis munʈs v ẃt wz olrdi ɖen hiz endlis guvnmnt, wz wejñ a dsqaytñ wor on sayns n ɖ truʈ. In an onlîn ese fr ɖ Ny Yorc Rvy ov Bcs, I wornd v ɖ “līʈl consiqnsz” ɖt ɖs ofnsiv wd inteil, ɖ miłnz v livz ɖt wd b śortnd.

At ɖt pônt ẃt wurid m wz hiz asōlt on invîrnmntl n lebr lwz, ɖ wez in ẃć h wz drenñ evri guvnmnt-dpartmnt v xprts, ɖ reclis iviṣreśn v advîzri caunslz, ɖ pṛpozd bujitri cuts t sạntific rsrć, ɖ atacs on vax̣neśnz n ɖ hlʈsistm n medicl nǒhǎ bhnd it, hiz obtys clîṃtćenj dnaylz.

Obzrvrz hv foc̣st on hiz boćt ax́nz n cnfyzñ inax́nz, ɖ Nîaġra v misinf̣meśn ɖt spyz dêli fṛm hiz mǎʈ. It hz bn rvild ɖt ɖr wr mor ɖn inuf wornñz, memoz n red flagz bî Jańri v ɖs yir t woṛnt rjnt preṗreśnz ɖt wr nvr pt in ples n, scandḷsli, ɖt Trump’s oblivịs n cerlis ac̣lîts dsmantld in rli 2018 ɖ tīm in ćarj v hanḍlñ prisîsli ɖs sort v dzastṛs dziz, fîrñ its most xpirịnst membrz. Ɖ lêtist sīn in ɖs trajic fars v cpriśsnis z Trump’s insistnt dmand ɖt hîdroxicloṛqīn b yzd t combat Covid-19. Dspt ɖs anti-mlerịl reṃdi nt hvñ bn tstd wɖ objctiv standdz nr its sîd-ifcts sfiśntli vetd, h trīts it az a miṛcldrug, harcñ bac, phps, t ẃn h anǎnst ɖt “wn de – it’s lîc a miṛcl – [ɖ vîṛs] wl dis’pir”. Majicl ʈncñ z t b xpctd in rlijn, litṛćr n amñ ōdịnsz at śoz ẃr cunjrrz pl rabits ǎt v hats, bt nt az a substtyt fr pṛfeśnl meḍsin n setld sayns.

“Ẃt d y hv t lūz?” Trump rīsntli riiṭretd at wn v hiz intrmiṇbl presconfṛnsz.

Sm ansrz: rezñ fōls hop? Westd rzorsz n tîm? Livz lost?

Ɖz cṛtīcs v hiz bhevyr, hvr valid, śd nt let s lūz sît v smʈñ mor funḍmntl ɖt z gwñ on. Tde’z ceotic n bumḅlñ rspons t ɖs imrjnsi z no axidnt, bt dīpli rūtd n sstemic, ɖ d’rect rzult v a patn v calo bnîtidnis ɖt vrjz on ɖ criminl n ɖt gz bac t ɖ vri start v Trump’s reźīm, imbedd in ɖ vri rcalsitṛnt anti-inṭlecćl DNA v ɖs prezidnt n hiz folowrz.

F, bac in Octobr v 2017, Trump sīmd a rmot, olbiit iṇdvrtnt, dsîpl v ɖ fasist jenṛl hu śǎtd “Loñ liv deʈ!” ol ɖoz decedz ago az dmocṛsi wz biyñ dstroid in Spen, tde I si him az smwn far mor teṛfayñ: ɖ psonif̣ceśn v wn v ɖ horsṃn v ɖ apoc̣lips, ɖ wn rîdñ ɖ ẃît hors v pstiḷns.

N yt, īvn f ɖ śip v stet z in ɖ handz v a lūṇtic ɖt mcs Ehab lc sen, ɖr z cōz fr hop.

Ɖ vri sayns ɖt Trump hz d’rîdd n luvz t ignor hz slǒli bn privelñ, advansñ az ol rsrć dz, step bî rigṛs n meźrd step, untl cntenmnt, iḿnîześn, ɖ wizdm v eṗdīmioḷji wl privel. W mst hold fast t ɖ b’lif ɖt ɖ gres v ǎr rīzn n ɖ lît v ǎr nolij, az wel az ɖ constnsi v ǎr soḷdaṛti wɖ wn anɖr, wl hlp s t fînd a we ǎt v ǎr cuṛnt crîsis.

V cors, ẃn w imrj fṛm ɖs ctastṛfi, y cn b śr ɖt Trump wl clem credit n bost abt hǎ hiz jīńs n fōrsît sevd ɖ Ynîtd Stets n, ẃ nt, ol v ungretfl hymaṇti az wel.

Ɖs wl undǎtidli b noun az ɖ yir v a pleg ɖt ćenjd evrʈñ. It rmenz t b sìn f it wl olso g dǎn in hisṭri az ɖ yir ẃn ɖ ineblr v deʈ in ɖ Ẃît Hǎs wz fîṇli hld acǎntbl bî ɖ Americn ppl. It rmenz t b sìn f inuf v ɖm hv dveḷpt ɖ antibodiz ɖt wl stem ɖ eṗdemic v hiz ignṛnt rên.

Arịl Dorfman z ɖ Ćílịn-Americn oʈr v Deʈ n ɖ Meidn. Hiz most rīsnt bcs r ɖ novl, Cautivos, n Ɖ Rabits Rbełn, a stori fr ćildṛn n adults. H livz wɖ hiz wîf in Ćíli n in Duṛm, Norʈ Caṛlîna, ẃr h z a dstnḡśt pṛfesr imeriṭs v litṛćr at Dyc Yṇvrṣti.

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Fṛm Đ Gardịn: US’s global reputation hits rock-bottom over Trump’s coronavirus response

Donald Trump answers a question about hospitals and frontline healthcare workers reporting shortages of masks and coronavirus tests. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters
Doṇld Trump ansrz a qsćn abt hospitlz n fruntlîn hlʈcer-wrcrz rportñ śorṭjz v mascs n c’roṇvîṛs tsts. Foṭgraf: Yri Griṗs/Rôtrz
YS’z globl repyteśn hits rocbotm ovr Trump’s c’roṇvîṛs rspons

(Transcription of an article published in the Guardian on 12 April 2020)

Inṭnaśnl-rleśnz xprt wornz poḷsifełr cd d lastñ damij az prezidnt insults alîz n unḍmainz alaynsz

Sîmn Tizdl, Súnde, 12 Epril 2020

Doṇld Trump’s rspons t ɖ c’roṇvîṛs pandemic, ẃć h wns dsmist az a hox, hz bn firsli criṭsîzd at hom az wǒf̣li inadiqt t ɖ pônt v irisponsbiḷti.

Yt olso ʈancs larjli t Trump, a paṛlel dzastr z unfoldñ acrs ɖ wrld: ɖ ruineśn v America’z repyteśn az a sef, truswrɖi, compitnt inṭnaśnl līdr n partnr.

Cōl it ɖ Trump dubl-ẃami. Dipḷmaticli spīcñ, ɖ YS z on lîfs’port.

“Ɖ Trump admiṇstreśn’z slf-sntrd, haphaẓd, n ton-def rspons [t Covid-19] wl end p costñ Americnz triłnz v dolrz n ʈǎzndz v uɖ̇wz privntbl deʈs,” rout Stìvn Wōlt, pṛfesr v inṭnaśnl rleśnz at Harṿd.

“Bt ɖt’s nt ɖ onli damij ɖ Ynîtd Stets wl sufr. Far fṛm ‘mcñ America gret agn’, ɖs epic poḷsifełr wl frɖr tarniś [its] repyteśn az a cuntri ɖt nz hǎ t d ʈñz ifctivli.”

Ɖs advrs śift cd b prṃnnt, Wōlt wornd. Sins tecñ ofis in 2017, Trump hz insultd America’z frendz, unḍmaind multilatṛl alaynsz n ćozn confṛnteśn ovr cooṗreśn. Sañśnz, embargoz n bôcots emd at Ćîna, Iran n Yṛp hv bn gloḅli dvîsiv.

Angela Merkel and Donald Trump at a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in March 2017. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Angela Mercel n Doṇld Trump at a jônt nyzconfṛns in ɖ Īst Rūm v ɖ Ẃît Hǎs in Marć 2017. Foṭgraf: Joṇʈn Ŕnst/Rôtrz

Fr ɖ most part, oft-mlînd foṛn līdrz sć az Jrṃni’s Angela Mercel hv lisnd p’lîtli, trnñ ɖ uɖr ćīc in ɖ inṭrests v prizrvñ ɖ brōdr rleśnśp. Bt Trump’s inepttyd n dsoṇsti in hanḍlñ ɖ pandemic, ẃć hz left foṛn obzrvrz az wel az Americnz gaspñ in disḅlif, z pruvñ a brij tù far.

Iratic bhevyr, toḷretd in ɖ past, z nǎ sìn az dǎnrît denjṛs. It’s loñ bn plen, at līst t mni in Yṛp, ɖt Trump cd nt b trustd. Nǎ h z sìn az a ʈret. It z nt jst abt feld līdrśp. It’s abt opnli hostîl, reclis ax́nz. Ɖ fyrịs riax́n in Jrṃni aftr 200,000 pṛtctiv mascs destind fr Brlin mstirịsli wnt misñ in Tîland n wr alejidli rīdirectd t ɖ YS z a ces in pônt. Ɖr z no solid prūf Trump apruvd ɖ hîst. Bt it’s ɖ sort v ʈñ h wd d – or so ppl b’liv.

“W cnsidr ɖs t b an act v modn pîṛsi. Ɖs z no we t trīt tranz’tlantic partnrz. Īvn in tîmz v globl crîsis, w śd’nt rzort t ɖ tactics v ɖ wîld wst,” sd Andrẹs Gîzl, a līdñ Brlin poḷtiśn. Sgnificntli, Mercel hz rfyzd t gv Trump ɖ beṇfit v ɖ dǎt.

Yṛpiynz wr olrdi ǎtrejd bî Trump’s rportd ef̣ts t aqîr mnoṗlrîts t a c’roṇvîṛs vaxīn undr dveḷpmnt in Jrṃni. Ɖs lêtist xampl v naśṇlistic slf-inṭrest cmpǎndd angr acrs ɖ YY ovr Trump’s travlban, impozd last munʈ wɖt conslteśn or sạntific justif̣ceśn.

YS repyteśnl damij z nt cnfînd t Yṛp. Ɖr wz dsme amñ ɖ G7 cuntriz ɖt a jônt stetmnt on tac̦lñ ɖ pandemic cd nt b agrìd bcz Trump insistd on cōlñ it ɖ “Wūhan vîṛs” – hiz crūd we v pinñ sol blem on Ćîna.

Melania Trump kisses Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, at the G7 summit in Biarritz last August. Photograph: Carlos Barría/Reuters
Mlańa Trump cisz Caṇda’z prîm ministr, Justin Trūdo, at ɖ G7 sumit in Bịrits last Ōġst. Foṭgraf: Carlos Baŗīa/Rôtrz

Inṭnaśnl ax́n hz olso bn hamprd at ɖ YN s’kṛticaunsl bî YS objx́nz ovr trṃnoḷji.

Trump hz ignord impaśnd cōlz t criet a Covid-19 globl tascfors or cọliśn. H apirz oblivịs t ɖ ctastṛfi bẹrñ dǎn on miłnz v ppl in ɖ dveḷpñ wrld.“Trump’s batl agnst multilatṛlizm hz md it so ɖt īvn formats lîc ɖ G7 r no longr wrcñ,” comntd Cristof Śūlt in Der Spiegel. “It apirz ɖ c’roṇvîṛs z dstroyñ ɖ last vsṭjz v a wrld-ordr.”

Trump’s sriyl teḷvîzd Covid-19 brīfñz r frɖr unḍmainñ rspct fr YS līdrśp. Trump reğlrli proṗgets fōls or mslidñ inf̣meśn, bets on hunćz, argyz wɖ rportrz n contṛdicts sạntific n medicl xprts.

Ẃl pubḷcli rjctñ foṛn hlp, Trump hz prîṿtli asct Yṛpiyn n Eźn alîz fr ed – īvn ɖoz, sć az Sǎʈ C’rīa, ɖt h prīvịsli b’retd. N h cntinyz t smir ɖ Wrld Hlʈ Orġnîześn in a trnspaṛnt qst fr scepgǒts.

P’liṭsîzñ Covid-19 lîc pleyñ wɖ fîr, WHO d’rectr jenṛl sz aftr Trump atac – vidio

T a woćñ wrld, ɖ absns v a fer, aforḍbl YS hlʈcer sistm, ɖ cut-ʈrot contest btwn Americn stets fr scers medicl s’plîz, ɖ dispṛporśṇt deʈtol amñ eʈnic mnoṛtiz, ceotic sośl-distnsñ rūlz, n a lac v sntṛlîzd coorḍneśn r reṃnisnt v a pur, dveḷpñ cuntri, nt ɖ most pǎrfl, influenśl neśn on rʈ.

Ɖt’s a tîtl ɖ YS apirz on cors t lūz – a fōl fṛm gres ɖt me pruv irivrsbl. Ɖ dmestic dbācl unlīśt bî ɖ pandemic, n globl pspśnz v Americn slfiśnis n incompitns, cd ćenj evrʈñ. Acordñ t Wōlt, Trump hz prizîdd ovr “a fełr v caṛctr unpaṛleld in YS hisṭri.” D Americnz riylîz hǎ far ɖer cuntri’s moṛl az wel az fnanśl stoc hz fōḷn? Phps at ɖs tîm v xtrim stres, it sīmz nt t matr. Bt it wl matr lêtr on – fr ɖm n fr ɖ fyćr inṭnaśnl baḷns v pǎr.

Hîco Mās, Jrṃni’s foṛn ministr, sd h hopt ɖ crîsis wd fors a funḍmntl YS rīʈnc abt “ẃɖr ɖ ‘America frst’ modl riyli wrcs”. Ɖ Trump admiṇstreśn’z rspons hd bn tù slo, h sd. “Holowñ ǎt inṭnaśnl cnx́nz cmz at a hî prîs,” Mās wornd.

Lastñ rzntmnt ovr hǎ ɖ YS wnt misñ in ax́n in ɖ c’roṇvîṛs worz v 2020 me ćenj ɖ we ɖ wrld wrcs.

Instroduction to Ñspel