It’s not whether Angela Merkel regards herself as leader of the free world that matters.
It’s what the free world thinks.
Don Trump gets ignored and sidelined at international gatherings, while the serious players discuss serious issues. Trump simply does not have anything to say that is worth listening to.
Even in his own country, half of America thinks he’s a joke.
A sick joke, given his disastrous response to the pandemic.
The rest of the world is watching the chaos in America with dismay. You guys aren’t going to be taking any international holidays for a while. Not till you get your shit sorted.