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About Matthew Gittings

This user has submitted 37 translations to Watching America.

Trump and His Unacknowledged Errors

September 11, 2019 // Diario Democracia - Argentina - Spanish

Donald Trump is never wrong, at least according to him. The incessant explanations he gave for his inaccurate warnings that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama, which resulted in days of mockery and skepticism, are just the latest example of his perpetual unwillingness to acknowledge an error, however harmless it may [Read more]

Trump without Borders

August 28, 2019 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

<i>Benjamin Netanyahu gives in to the demands of the U.S. leader and bans two members of Congress from entering Israel.</i> The 2020 presidential campaign in progress is a dangerously exciting one catering to Donald Trump's worst instincts. His latest move, calling on Israel to ban two Democratic members of [Read more]

US and Russia Risk a Nuclear Crisis

October 23, 2018 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Donald Trump has revived a reckless shift in U.S. foreign policy by announcing its withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed in 1987. The agreement authorized the destruction of thousands of ballistic and cruise missiles with a range of up to 5,500 [Read more]

Angela’s Dream

January 26, 2018 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Angela, all hazel brown skin and honey-colored eyes, crossed the border into Presidio when she was seven. Little by little, her family were reunited in Texas before her parents took her with them to California. Her country is the USA; her land, Mexico, although she only vaguely remembers her grandmother’s house, [Read more]

With a Heavy Hand

December 2, 2017 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

The period of stable diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba did not last long. The Yankee U-turn from the brief thaw could already be perceived when President Trump demanded Havana accept his demands regarding domestic policy. The refusal 15 days ago by the Cuban regime to negotiate on the right to free [Read more]

Trump and the Rupture of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

October 21, 2017 // Excélsior - Mexico - Spanish

<i>Donald Trump has until Oct. 15 to certify that Tehran is complying with the agreement, but there are alarming indications that he plans not to.</i> The onslaught of President Donald Trump’s plans to reverse or abandon agreements of cooperation and interconnection with the rest of the world has been notable: the [Read more]

Trump and Rouhani at the United Nations

October 5, 2017 // Excélsior - Mexico - Spanish

The president of the United States emphasized his disapproval of the agreement signed between the P5+1* and Tehran aimed at restricting Iran’s nuclear program. He described the pact as a disaster and suggested that it should be torn up. The tone and content of Donald Trump’s discourse in front of the United [Read more]

What Stifles Trump

July 25, 2017 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

<i>The New York Times has disclosed the first clear evidence that Russia infiltrated the Republican presidential campaign.</i> Although he makes continual claims to the contrary, the criticism fired at Donald Trump is a constant burden for him. In fact, multiple sources report the same number of hours that he [Read more]