In a sober critique of the Trump administration’s Covid-19 response, an unreleased State Department report points to a “void of U.S. international leadership” as diplomats struggled during the early stages of the crisis to portray America as an example for the world.

Portions of a draft report, obtained by POLITICO, cited former President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from international forums as weakening U.S. global leadership.

The findings are detailed in a draft...

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