Uh, try loser of the millennium …
German magazine Der Spiegel has a new story recounting Donald Trump’s final loser-ly days in office. And Germans know a lot about fading tyrants hiding in bunkers, so …
Donald Trump hat die Pandemie stets verharmlost, dann erkrankte er selbst an Covid-19 und wurde zum Superspreader. Rekonstruktion der entscheidenden Phase vor seiner Abwahl. https://t.co/HShQyKLRz0 pic.twitter.com/2H4MZbauRf— DER SPIEGEL (@derspiegel) December 10, 2020
Here’s my translation of that tweet based on the high school German classes I took in the early ‘80s:
“Donald Trump has really verharmlost those fucking pandemic stats, and then he sickened himself with COVID-19 and was a superspreader. Now he’s eating an Entenmann’s and reconstructing his tiny phalanges for his enormous ab wall.”
And here’s the Google “translation.” You can judge for yourself which one is more accurate:
“Donald Trump always played down the pandemic, then fell ill with Covid-19 and became a super spreader. Reconstruction of the crucial phase before being voted out.”
I’ll add a poll at the bottom of the diary so you can decide who’s a better German speaker — me or a fucking machine.
Anyway, there’s a paywall, but The Hill has kindly offered its own summary:
Prominent German news magazine Der Spiegel on Thursday named President Trump its “loser of the year,” the same day Time magazine named President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris its “Person of the Year.”
In an article titled “Der Verlierer des Jahres,” which translates as “The Loser of the Year,” the publication’s Washington bureau chief Roland Nelles and Berlin-based correspondent Ralf Neukirch described Trump as “a man who … was never concerned with the common good, but always with one thing — himself.”
“Nothing is normal under Trump,” the article added. “He refuses to admit defeat. Instead, he speaks of massive electoral fraud, although there is no evidence for it. The whole thing is not surprising. Trump's presidency ends as it began. Without decency and without dignity.”
I doubt that Trump reads German … or English, really … or stop signs, for that matter — but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be made aware of this, tout de suite.
You know what to do.
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