Donald trump

The BBC gave Steve Bannon a platform – and it was fascinating

24 May 2018 13:50

If the BBC really is, as Steve Bannon says, a communications department of the global elite, they messed up badly…

The sorry state of Trump’s affairs

23 May 2018 13:52

Washington, DC It was a petulant Donald Trump who appeared at a White House press briefing on Tuesday with the…

Donald Trump has kept his promise to Israel – and I was wrong to doubt him

14 May 2018 18:07

When Donald Trump pledged to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, I was sceptical. Too…

Iran shows that even Trump can get things right

9 May 2018 13:28

An unexpected downside of Donald Trump’s presidency is the rare occasion on which he makes a wise call. Trump’s decision to…

Hectoring Trump on Iran has done Britain and France no favours

9 May 2018 7:16

Three years ago when the Iran nuclear agreement was signed there was massive political resistance in Washington. Notably – but…

Sorry, Boris, President Trump doesn’t have an Iran plan

8 May 2018 20:51

Washington, DC. With Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, American foreign policy is getting radioactive. “We…

Donald Trump pulls out of the Iran deal. Is anyone surprised?

8 May 2018 19:15

Did anybody really think President Donald J Trump wasn’t going to pull out of the Iran deal? He’s said all…

A trade war is a zero sum game

2 May 2018 10:55

A decision on one of the more controversial of U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies was yesterday postponed as the U.S.…

Trump’s critics should give him the credit he deserves for Korea

27 April 2018 17:12

Donald Trump’s critics waste little time in condemning him. Whether it’s an ill-judged gaffe or a spelling mistake in a…

Kanye West won’t be the last celebrity to cross the left/right Rubicon in 2018 

27 April 2018 10:24

In a culture war you can’t be too picky about who your friends are, even less your celebrities. The stars never come…

Trump and Macron’s special relationship is no surprise

24 April 2018 16:40

People are expressing bemusement that Presidents Trump and Macron should get on well, since they seem such different people. Surely…

Watch: Donald Trump’s Macron power play

24 April 2018 16:11

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron have a history of trying to upstage each other on the world stage. When the…

The shaming of Shania Twain

23 April 2018 14:40

Celebrity apologies are all the rage. Such is the power of Twitter, that stars without round-the-clock PR surveillance and teams…

Are we really in the ‘last phase of the Trump Presidency’?

16 April 2018 16:28

It’s shrinking. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll indicates that the Democrats’ edge over the Republicans in the forthcoming midterm election…

Fire and futility: Why Trump’s missile strike will achieve nothing

14 April 2018 15:30

The Syrian president, Bashar al Assad, strolls nonchalantly across the marble floor of his palace in Damascus, gently swinging his…

Donald Trump’s love-in with Putin comes to an abrupt halt

11 April 2018 14:44

In his inimitable fashion, President Trump has put Russia on notice that the era of playing kissy-face with the Kremlin…

Trump warns Russia: the missiles are coming

11 April 2018 12:39

Not content with firing his Secretary of State by Twitter, Donald Trump is now issuing warnings of forthcoming US military…

What will Trump do about the ‘Animal Assad’?

9 April 2018 12:49

Donald Trump’s response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria which left dozens dead has so far been entirely typical:…

What would a serious trade war between the US and China look like?

5 April 2018 18:23

This is an extract from Martin Vander Weyer’s ‘Any Other Business’ column in this week’s Spectator. ‘Stocks plunge as China…

Are you a winner or a loser from Trump’s trade war?

2 April 2018 16:24

China’s imposition today of tariffs on 128 imports from the US was inevitable – and is no doubt exactly the…

A trade war with China sounds terrifying – but the US is doing the right thing

2 April 2018 14:50

Nobody likes the sound of trade war, and rightly so. China’s new retaliatory tariffs moves against US products feel like…

The great Cambridge Analytica conspiracy theory

21 March 2018 11:55

This Cambridge Analytica thing is starting to sound like a chattering-class conspiracy theory. We’re meant to believe that Donald Trump…

Mueller subpoenas Trump Organisation’s Russia documents

15 March 2018 20:47

When Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, went to Moscow in 2006, she did all the usual tourist things: walked around Red…

Donald Trump finally announces sanctions against Russia

15 March 2018 17:31

Donald Trump today called it a ‘very sad situation.’ The ‘it’ in question is of course the chemical weapons attack…

Trump to May: I’m with you ‘all the way’ on Russia

13 March 2018 18:14

Theresa May has been continuing to call Britain’s allies today to discuss the poisoning of Sergei Skripal. She is expected…