Donald Trump

Donald Trump does Brexit, Part 1

14 June 2018 2:24 pm

‘Imagine Trump doing Brexit — what would he do?’ asked the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, at that dinner which was…

Donald Trump’s real-estate politik is working

12 June 2018 1:45 pm

Barack Obama tried to be the first Pacific President. He attempted to pivot America’s grand strategy eastwards in order to…

Ignore the Trump haters: his meeting with Kim Jong-un is a victory for peace

12 June 2018 10:30 am

You can tell when Donald Trump has just achieved something: he starts being strangely amiable, and his critics start frothing…

Maybe Trump can sign a free-trade pact with Russia and North Korea to replace Europe, Mexico and Canada

9 June 2018 9:46 am

Well, well, well. So Melania had a “big operation” that lasted four hours, did she? President Trump revealed this little…

Are Trump’s tariffs a good idea? The arguments for and against

7 June 2018 12:35 pm

Yes Supporters of the global free-trade regime that has been built up over the past 25 years like to think…

Is Joe Manchin one of the last Blue Dogs still barking?

7 June 2018 7:52 am

Joe Manchin sends his regrets. The Democratic senator from West Virginia now concedes it was “a mistake politically” to support Hillary…

How Trump changed his tune on Saudi Arabia and Qatar

5 June 2018 12:45 pm

Today marks the first anniversary of an ongoing embargo more familiar to the 19th Century than the 21st. Last June, Saudi…

Dinesh D’Souza’s pardon may be political, but that isn’t Donald Trump’s fault

2 June 2018 8:41 pm

The president is showing loyalty to conservatives who believe he was wrongfully prosecuted and punished.

If this is a trade war, the United States will win 

1 June 2018 10:25 am

Donald Trump is following through on his threat—or promise, as his voters see it—to impose steep tariffs on foreign goods…

Jeff Sessions is the loneliest man in Washington

31 May 2018 9:18 pm

The Attorney General was supposed to catch the snakes slithering into the White House.

Where in the world is Melania Trump?

31 May 2018 9:09 pm

FLOTUS hasn’t been seen in over two weeks.

Rudy Giuliani is turning the Mueller probe on its head

30 May 2018 6:41 pm

Trump is resurgent as the prospect of a collusion case seems dimmer than ever.

Donald Trump and the art of the conspiracy theory

29 May 2018 6:34 pm

From the White House, the president offers what amount to daily lessons in the objurgatory arts.

How Trumpworld really works

26 May 2018 10:29 am

The Trump campaign often appeared too chaotic to have been engaged in a treasonous conspiracy with the Kremlin. ‘We couldn’t…

For your eyes only: A short history of Democrat-spy collusion

25 May 2018 5:56 pm

How highly placed members of one administration mobilised the intelligence services to undermine their successors.

Spectator Books: Behold, America

25 May 2018 11:01 am

Is the “American Dream”, as Donald Trump claims, dead? Is “America First” a policy of national pride or a dogwhistle…

Trump is having a very loud public meltdown – all thanks to Michael Cohen

24 May 2018 7:46 pm

Between Ukraine and his associate Evgeny Freidman, its heating up for the president's former lawyer.

Did Ukraine bribe its way into the White House?

23 May 2018 5:20 pm

Michael Cohen's Kiev connection could spell more trouble for his former boss.

Trump is getting ‘schlonged’ by America’s enemies

21 May 2018 3:46 pm

So much for the Nobel Peace Prize that Donald Trump said “everyone thinks” he should receive. The New York Times…

CNN is struggling in the age of Trump. Really struggling.

21 May 2018 10:27 am

Donald Trump is certainly right about one thing: CNN is failing. Its primetime lineup gets walloped by Fox News and MSNBC…

Trump’s ZTE talks have Congress wondering if he’s putting America first

18 May 2018 10:19 pm

Finally House Republicans are standing up to the president  and all it took was a Chinese phone company.

Is Donald Trump really bonkers?

17 May 2018 7:02 pm

John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, has a way with words. During the invasion of Iraq in 2003…

Why do powerful men love to be spanked?

17 May 2018 6:39 pm

Spanking is back in the news. Le vice anglais was meant to be a dying art — a vestige of…

Could John Bolton cost Trump his Nobel Peace Prize?

16 May 2018 2:38 pm

My, my, my. North Korea is in a snit over National Security Adviser John Bolton who urged it to follow…

Roll up, roll up — the Robert Mueller Circus is the most fantastical show on earth!

15 May 2018 11:02 pm

It boasts attractions such as redacted documents and Michael Avenatti's chequered past.

John Bolton really is in charge

15 May 2018 2:20 pm

The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem was nothing short of a dark Mass. A ceremony that should have marked…

Trump is on a roll. But is it all artifice?

12 May 2018 4:01 pm

On June 12 Donald Trump will meet Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Trump is ebullient. “World Peace” is what he will…

Michael Cohen’s cover-ups, denials and supposed Russian connections

10 May 2018 5:13 pm

What exactly does Robert Mueller have on Trump's former lawyer?

America goes rogue

9 May 2018 1:11 am

How the abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal could mark the start of a Saudi-American-Israeli axis.

Britain and France will have to learn to live with America’s new position on Iran

8 May 2018 11:01 pm

Now that the President has made his decision, it is Boris Johnson and his counterparts who are going to have to work out what they want to save and what they want to do.