Trump

The Spectator Podcast: plots, politics, and the pains of leadership

14 September 2018 15:56

This week, Tory in-fighting comes to the fore, but could the party be even more divided than we thought? Meanwhile,…

The Spectator Podcast: Trump’s peace plan

19 July 2018 16:30

Earlier this week, Trump met Putin. But beneath the outcry against Trump’s press conference, a peace plan for Syria was…

Theresa May fights for her premiership – and reveals Trump’s advice

15 July 2018 10:44

Theresa May appeared on the Andrew Marr sofa with her premiership at its most vulnerable point since the disastrous snap…

Donald Trump becomes No 10’s nightmare guest

13 July 2018 8:27

Oh dear. After some incendiary comments earlier in the week, Donald Trump has delivered a sucker punch towards Theresa May…

Trump protests: Ash Sarkar vs Piers Morgan – ‘I’m a communist, you idiot!’

12 July 2018 9:40

As the protesters gather for President Trump’s impending visit to the UK, a debate is going on over whether it’s…

The Spectator Podcast: 190th birthday

5 July 2018 15:53

Happy birthday to the Spectator. This week, we’re celebrating our 190th birthday. Lara Prendergast takes a walk down memory lane…

The Spectator Podcast: the Diversity Trap

21 June 2018 12:50

In recent days, Lionel Shriver has been in trouble. Her criticism of the publishing industry’s diversity drive has led to…

Since Trump became President, US share markets have performed well. We need to understand why

14 June 2018 17:36

Some say that Mr Trump’s behaviour at the G7 meeting last week-end showed contempt for the international rules-based system that…

The Spectator Podcast: Next up, Nato

14 June 2018 11:47

In the last few days, world order seems to have been turned on its head as Trump antagonised his western…

Caption contest: Trump vs G6

10 June 2018 19:17

Happily for Theresa May, the main news from the G7 conference wasn’t that President Trump failed to mention her in…

The Spectator Podcast: Putin’s Losing Game

7 June 2018 13:46

In this week’s episode, we talk about Russia’s hidden fragility, and ask, is Putin surviving on luck? We’ll also be…

The Spectator Podcast: Trump vs Iran

10 May 2018 14:48

What comes after the end of the Iran nuclear deal? Is Donald Trump an expert diplomat worthy of a Nobel…

Michelle Wolf’s speech exposed the hypocrisy of the press

4 May 2018 16:41

Writer and comedian Michelle Wolf has hit the headlines for her routine at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday.…

Theresa May is losing the PR battle on Syria

13 April 2018 18:29

After Theresa May’s Cabinet agreed on the ‘need to take action’ in Syria, it seems a matter of when, not…

The Spectator Podcast: War Games

12 April 2018 14:40

In this week’s episode, we talk about the escalating situation in Syria and ask, would counter strikes actually help? We…

Watch: Michael Wolff’s earpiece fail

26 February 2018 14:54

Oh dear. It’s a common sight nowadays to see a politician down the line struggle to hear what their interviewer…

US government shutdown: Trump’s presidency begins to resemble Obama’s

21 January 2018 10:51

Donald Trump had hoped to mark his first anniversary as president basking in surprisingly positive media headlines and enjoying a…

Trump, May, and the sinking of the so-called ‘Special Relationship’

19 January 2018 10:35

Another week, another blow to the so-called Special Relationship. The latest sorry news is that Number 10 has been trying…

‘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…