One of Europe’s biggest news magazine, German paper Der Spiegel excoriated Donald Trump in a 3,000 word essay titled Der Verlierer des Jahres which translates to ‘Loser of the Year.’
The article, written by the publication’s Washington bureau chief and a Berlin-based correspondent describes Trump’s refusal to concede the election to Joe Biden as “not surprising,” because “nothing is normal under Trump.”
“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.”
Der Spiegel says, “Trump is fueling the conflict” in the country especially after the death of George Floyd earlier this year. It was a time to unite the country, the magazine said but instead, “he sends federal troops to Portland, although the Governor of Oregon is against it. He blames the ‘Antifa’ for the violence and avoids setting himself apart from right-wing extremist militias.”
The German paper also criticized the Republicans in the Senate, calling them Trump’s enablers. “The formerly proud party of Abraham Lincoln has degenerated into a collection of spineless yes-men,” they wrote.
Donald Trump is very unpopular in Germany. According to a Pew Research poll, only 13 percent of Germans have confidence in the US President.
The article was published on the same day that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were named Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year.’