French President Emmanuel Macron, U.S. President Donald Trump, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pose for a family photo with invited guests during the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 25, 2019. Andrew Parsons/Pool via Reuters
Is this when US global leadership died?

What is distinctive about this moment is that, just as the pandemic is becoming worse than ever for the U.S. itself, it has become clear that Trump has abandoned efforts to control and defeat it.

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