Trump

‘I’m not marching towards some utopia, I’m marching towards my Oscar’: Jonathan Pie interviewed

1 November 2017 17:02

At some point in the early 21st century, comedy stopped being funny. Politics became the biggest joke on earth, thanks…

Watch: Paul Mason says Kim Jong-un has ‘done the world a favour’

22 September 2017 10:55

Oh dear. With North Korea threatening to detonate a nuclear bomb in the Pacific Ocean, world leaders are left scratching…

What has happened to Trump’s ‘America first’ policy?

26 August 2017 8:30

So much for Donald J. Trump, ‘America first’ isolationist. Gone is the man who, as a civilian, repeatedly endorsed a…

The true nature of Trumpism can no longer be denied

16 August 2017 14:38

There is a strain of wickedness so contagious that it infects every pore of the places it touches. It can…

Trump’s presidency will stain America for years to come

15 August 2017 16:45

It is amazing what a crowd – or a basket – of deplorables can do. Sometimes they can even strip…

Trump hasn’t drained the swamp – he’s put the military in charge of it

12 August 2017 8:30

Dwight Eisenhower was right to warn Americans in 1961 of the ‘military industrial complex’, but perhaps it is now the…

Trump is treating Kim Jong-un like a rival New York real estate developer

11 August 2017 16:09

When I first heard Donald Trump threaten North Korea with “fire and fury,” I immediately despaired—because I’m sick and tired…

Is Trump really about to rain down ‘fire and fury’ on North Korea?

9 August 2017 6:47

Today is the 72nd anniversary of the America atomic bombing of Nagasaki, a lovely port city that also served as…

What the papers say: Trump is good news for Britain

3 August 2017 8:35

Jeremy Corbyn might be ‘on a high’ but he shouldn’t be allowed to forget his party’s ‘highly inconsistent, profoundly confusing’…

It won’t be long before Republicans finally turn on Trump

9 June 2017 17:39

Forget Russia. Georgia, as the song has it, should be on Donald Trump’s mind. A special election for the House…

Donald Trump is right to ditch the Paris Agreement

2 June 2017 15:48

Yesterday’s announcement by Donald Trump that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is truly historic. The Paris accord was…

The kings are holding court again

27 May 2017 9:00

A hundred years after the Russian revolution, Russia has a tsar and a court. Proximity to Putin is the key…

Taking Ivanka Trump seriously is a masterstroke by Angela Merkel

26 April 2017 15:03

Is Ivanka Trump’s visit to Berlin a triumph for Angela Merkel, or a diplomatic disaster? As always, that depends on…

Why it’s a shame Steve Bannon is being sidelined

23 April 2017 11:00

There were three reasons why I so badly wanted Donald Trump to win the US presidential election. One was that…

Howard Jacobson on Trump: He has the emptiest mind of all

17 April 2017 9:00

Howard Jacobson awoke to the news of Trump’s victory in November. He had no newspaper column so, what could he…

Former Bush aide: Corbyn is Trump’s secret weapon

14 April 2017 15:00

As if Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t already getting it from all sides on the home front, the beleaguered Labour leader has come under…

America’s foreign policy on Syria is more sensible than the UK’s

9 April 2017 21:51

Well, Islamists certainly have a useful working knowledge of the Christian calendar — probably more than most secular Brits —…

Donald Trump isn’t Hitler. Actually, he’s the new Kaiser Wilhelm II

8 April 2017 10:00

 Massachusetts All politicians wear masks. Donald Trump’s favourite is that of Maximum Leader. It was on display during this past…

Donald Trump enforces Obama’s ‘red line’ in Syria

7 April 2017 8:14

On Donald Trump’s orders, US forces have struck the airfield from which the Syrian military launched Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack.…

Trump talks tough on North Korea. Does he mean it?

3 April 2017 9:16

Donald Trump once said that he wanted to share a hamburger with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Now that he’s…

Is Trump leading America to war?

2 April 2017 13:00

Michael Howard (the good one, OM, CH, MC) is 94 and still razor-sharp, but depressed by echoes of the 1930s…

How good a businessman is Donald Trump?

2 April 2017 10:00

How good a businessman is Donald Trump? Maybe the answer doesn’t matter, since barring death or impeachment he’ll be the…

Why I’m falling in love with Sean Spicer

26 March 2017 10:00

Washington, DC I hate to admit it, but I think I’m falling in love with Sean Spicer. No doubt Donald…

Donald Trump and the end of the age of celebrity

4 March 2017 10:00

The ongoing war between Donald Trump and the Hollywood A-list has entered a new and unpredictable phase. Celebrity criticism of…

What the papers say: The Lords’ ‘insidious plot to thwart democracy’

2 March 2017 8:29

When the House of Lords voted against the Government’s Brexit bill last night, peers won’t have been expecting much in the…