Rob Crilly

For Donald Trump, politics is a primetime TV show

1 February 2017 8:57

Donald Trump promised to bring some pizzazz to the White House. And last night he delivered, unveiling his selection for…

Donald Trump’s inner dictator starts to stir

24 January 2017 17:13

It is of course nonsense to describe Donald Trump as a fascist or a dictator, as his opponents like to…

Welcome to the era of ‘alternative facts’

23 January 2017 12:29

Now we have confirmation. The official language of Donald Trump’s White House really is doublespeak. This is how absurd the row…

Only the right kind of women are invited to march against Donald Trump

21 January 2017 9:39

The Women’s March on Washington is going to be big. Officials say 1,800 buses have been registered to park in…

Trump was still in full campaign mode. Was that wise?

20 January 2017 19:46

We were told Donald Trump would be displaying his “philosophical” side in his inaugural address. To me, sitting beneath a grey…

Washington’s lobbyists are starting to panic

20 January 2017 11:46

Things are changing in Washington… and not just at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Political newbies watched the fireworks at the Lincoln Memorial on…

Surprisingly, Donald Trump’s inauguration will be relatively low-key

19 January 2017 10:50

Who would have thought it? The man who declared his presidential ambitions after arriving down a gilded escalator and whose…

Trump’s performance will have delighted Putin

11 January 2017 18:48

After 167 days without a press conference, Donald Trump’s performance in Trump Tower didn’t disappoint. He abused journalists, denounced a…

Will we see a different Donald Trump at today’s press conference?

11 January 2017 8:20

When Donald Trump steps from his golden elevator in Trump Tower to address the assembled ranks of the world’s media…

Is Trump rowing back on his threat to make Mexico pay for the wall?

6 January 2017 14:24

When Donald Trump began his run for the White House, he put building a wall with Mexico at the heart…

Trump Grill could be the best representation of America

16 December 2016 12:33

I have a confession to make. I go to Trump Tower in New York a lot. It’s an easy jaunt for…

Donald Trump is going back on his promise to ‘drain the swamp’

15 December 2016 8:00

Donald Trump has a method for making his Cabinet picks. Parade the contenders in and out of Trump Tower and…

Not all Muslims are despairing at a Donald Trump presidency

10 December 2016 11:00

The immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s surprise election victory brought a slew of comparisons with 9/11. In New York, my liberal…

Rust Belt rallies and Twitter spats: it’s business as usual for President-elect Donald Trump

30 November 2016 11:05

After three weeks as the president-elect, we are starting to get a sense of what a Trump presidency will look…

It’s Black Friday, so Donald Trump is flogging off America’s reputation

25 November 2016 17:55

Donald Trump loves a great deal. You know that by now, right? A great, fantastic, beautiful deal. Big-league or bigly, whichever…

Donald Trump might be going soft but his supporters don’t seem to mind

24 November 2016 8:30

‘Mister Softie’, screams the headline on the New York Daily News, with Donald Trump’s luxurious comb-over transformed into an ice-cream…

What now for the ‘Never Trump’ Republicans?

15 November 2016 9:07

Plenty of Republicans were not in the mood to celebrate on election night. About 200 gathered at the Lincoln Restaurant in…

Trump’s immigration policies aren’t all that different from Obama’s

14 November 2016 14:21

Bit by bit, Donald Trump’s policies and priorities are emerging into view. We know who his chief of staff is to…

Trump vs Clinton: What to watch out for on election night

8 November 2016 7:43

The most divisive American election in living memory is almost over. By the end of the day an estimated 130…

Donald Trump has trashed his brand. Will it pay off?

7 November 2016 15:18

The finger pointers began coming to Trump Tower in 2004. Donald Trump was making the transition from property mogul to…

Obama’s sky high approval rating spells good news for Clinton

7 October 2016 16:51

Did you see the news? Hillary Clinton is a shoo-in to win the election. OK. No-one is saying it quite yet.…

Can Mike Pence defend the Donald in tonight’s vice-presidential debate?

4 October 2016 17:48

Being Vice President of the US ranks as one of the worst jobs in the world. It comes with practically no…

Donald Trump sets out his dark vision of America and explains why he is the saviour

22 July 2016 7:37

Well, no-one could accuse Donald Trump of pinching his speech from an Obama. Over an hour-and-a-quarter on Thursday night he…

How ‘Hillary for prison’ went mainstream

21 July 2016 17:46

If there’s one slogan that encapsulates what is happening at the Republican convention in Cleveland it is not any of…

Ted Cruz fails to follow the script as he crashes Trump’s coronation

21 July 2016 7:15

American political conventions are supposed to be coronations. They are meant to be choreographed and scripted arrangements to ensure that…