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GQ (Deutsch)|August 2018

Obama chillt – während Trump sein Vermächtnis zerstört

MIT EINEM TWEET innerhalb von 48 Stunden eine Million Men schen bewegen – das schaft Barack Obama mit seinen 103 Mil lionen TwitterFollowern immer noch. Und wenn der 44. US-Präsident über den Abschied von seinem Lieblingskoch Anthony Bourdain (siehe S. 94) twittert, freuen sich immer noch zahl rei che seiner Fans; doch in Wa shing- ton D. C., der Stadt, in der Macht die einzige Währung ist, hat diese Nachricht so viel Relevanz wie die Farbe des Fells von Obamas Hund – null! Wie es wirklich gelingt, die Welt mit 280 Twitter-Zeichen aus den Angeln zu heben und 42 Jahre G7-Diplomatie über den Haufen zu werfen, zeigt nicht einmal 48 Stunden später @realDonaldTrump. Dass der amtierende US-Präsident mit 52,9 Millionen nur halb so viele Follower hat wie sein Vorgänger – geschenkt. Trumps Tweets bewegen die Welt, schicken Märkte auf Berg- oder Talfahrt, stärken das Militär. Die Insignien der Macht – alle seins: das Weiße Haus, die dieselgetriebene Panzerlimousine „The Beast“, Geheimdienstbriefngs am Morgen, der Atomkofer. Vorbei für Obama sind die Tage, da diejenigen inside the Beltway, also die im inneren Zirkel von Washington, an seinen Lippen hingen; ihn mit glühenden Augen anblickten, wenn er einen Raum betrat, ihm andachtsvoll zuhörten, wenn er zu reden begann. Vorbei die Tage des minutiös getakteten Tagesplans, des Vorkosters bei ofziellen Essen, die 24/7 für ihn bereitstehenden Air Force One. Geblieben sind ihm Sicherheitsbeamte, gepanzerte Autos und die Anrede „Mr. President“, die er mit vier weiteren Ex-Präsidenten teilt.

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