The American Dilemma How Trump Is Fueling a Corona Disaster

Donald Trump’s disastrous crisis management has made the United States the new epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic. The country is facing an unprecedented economic crash. Are we witnessing the implosion of a superpower? By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Illustration: Michael Meissner & Mona Eing / DER SPIEGEL
DER SPIEGEL 16/2020
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Nurses in Brooklyn: "We're very little problem (sic) in this country at the moment."

Nurses in Brooklyn: "We're very little problem (sic) in this country at the moment."

MARCUS SANTOS / ZUMA / IMAGO
Helpers at the food bank in Alameda, California: "There are 10 times more people coming than usual."

Helpers at the food bank in Alameda, California: "There are 10 times more people coming than usual."

Winni Wintermeyer / DER SPIEGEL
President Trump:  "It’s Like a Miracle."

President Trump:  "It’s Like a Miracle."

JOSHUA ROBERTS / REUTERS
Refrigerator trucks are being used as temporary morgues in New York: The disease is hitting the poor especially hard.

Refrigerator trucks are being used as temporary morgues in New York: The disease is hitting the poor especially hard.

TIMOTHY FADEK / REDUX / LAIF
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