US politics

This is the moment for Donald Trump’s motor mouth

15 August 2017 10:38

Here are some of the many insults that Donald Trump has ladled out over the years. On Senator John McCain: ‘He’s…

This is what happens when you compare Donald Trump to Jeremy Corbyn

14 August 2017 10:41

When you tweet as often as I do, you learn to take the rough with the smooth. Even though it…

The alt-right have widened the rift between Trump and the Republican establishment

13 August 2017 20:10

On Sunday morning the White House, in an unsigned statement, came out swinging against ‘nephew-nazi and all extremist groups.’ Leave…

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…

The method behind Donald Trump’s fire-and-fury madness

11 August 2017 15:20

Donald Trump’s latest eruption – saying that his threat of fire and fury didn’t go far enough – will have…

The Spectator Podcast: Fire and fury

10 August 2017 11:26

On this week’s episode, we’re discussing the war of words between President Trump and North Korea, and asking whether it…

What the papers say: The danger of Trump’s war of words

10 August 2017 8:09

Donald Trump’s fighting talk has the world worried. But his promise to bring ‘fire and fury’ to North Korea will…

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…

How Britain should handle a Trump visit, by the former ambassador to Washington

5 August 2017 10:06

For reasons I find hard to fathom the French did not come out in force to riot against the recent…

Mueller’s grand jury could bring down Trump’s presidency

4 August 2017 14:37

Donald Trump has a yuge problem in special prosecutor Robert Swan Mueller III. The American president’s anger at having this…

Trump is right to be worried about the breakdown in US-Russia relations

3 August 2017 16:57

Imagine the gale-force political winds that it takes to make Donald Trump do something he doesn’t want to do. Yet…

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’…

Farewell, the Mooch. It was fun while it lasted

1 August 2017 19:05

How are things in your country? In mine, we’ve spent the last week and a half being governed by a…

Anthony Scaramucci looked doomed from the outset

31 July 2017 21:31

That was fast. Anthony Scaramucci is out as White House communications director before he could even really begin communicating Donald…

Scaramucci sacked, as John Kelly starts to reshape the White House

31 July 2017 20:38

So farewell, the Mooch. One of the most bizarre figures to walk on to the stage of the Trump tragicomedy…

Reince Priebus’s departure shows Trump is tiring of the Republican establishment

28 July 2017 23:23

Poor Reince Priebus. Or maybe not so poor. A munificent book deal surely looms in which he can chronicle his…

Anthony Scaramucci will keep us entertained all summer

28 July 2017 12:07

Give it to the scriptwriters of the epic comedy that is The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, they…

Justin Trudeau wants the West to worship at his feet

28 July 2017 8:27

Justin Trudeau, the wokest world leader, has officially achieved rock-star status. This week he appears on the cover of Rolling Stone…

Liam Fox’s Brexit optimism is matched by President Trump’s

25 July 2017 14:43

Liam Fox is well known for his optimism when it comes to Brexit. The International Trade Secretary has even been…

Is anyone safe in Trump’s administration?

25 July 2017 8:17

I’m not sure how it is with the BBC and Sky, but here in the United States the news channels…

Sean Spicer’s resignation suggests that Team Trump is tearing itself apart

21 July 2017 21:37

These days nobody much bothers denying that the Trump administration is chaotic, aside that is from the Donald’s inner circle…

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron are alike in their narcissism

15 July 2017 11:20

When Theresa May invited Donald Trump to London, shortly after his inauguration, the howls of the bien-pensant commentariat could be…

Donald Trump’s position is looking shakier by the day

14 July 2017 16:14

Here we go again. NBC News is reporting that Donald Trump Jnr. somehow forgot to mention that a former Soviet…

There’s still no smoking gun in the Trump-Russia story

12 July 2017 13:46

Political scandals sometimes throw up deliciously eccentric minor characters. Trump-Russia — a scandal or merely a crisis, according to taste…

The gunsmoke from Donald Trump Junior’s email looks thin at best

12 July 2017 10:02

Reactions to each development in the Trump-Russia scandal tend to follow the same pattern. At first, journalists express incredulity and…