Trump has shown a rare flash of flexibility in signing a police reform executive order, breaking a hitherto narrow commitment to law enforcement.
The ongoing question of race in America poses an existential threat to the very principle of American exceptionalism on which the country was built.
Returning to the playbook that successfully propelled him into the White House in 2016, he is turning his focus again towards immigration and China.
It will put more pressure on postal votes and digital campaigning – reward candidates with existing financial backing and a sophisticated media strategy.
If America’s governors, county commissioners, and mayors are pursuing their own more aggressive measures, his calls will fall on deaf ears.
The White House and US Government must get a tighter grip and treat it as a public health crisis, not a campaign platform.
The Prime Minister may be able to ignore disgruntled Tories, but the US legislature will play a critical role in any new trade deal.
What role do we want to play? Elsewhere, will we join China’s Belt and Road Initiative, or rebuff it at Washington’s insistence? What will we do about Huawei?
Donald Trump’s approval ratings in the next month may signal whether he is heading for the fate of Bill Clinton or Richard Nixon.
The visit has the potential to be an electoral gift to an increasingly desperate Labour Party. For Downing Street, a successful trip by the President will be one that causes as few political headlines as possible.
Still a long shot for the candidacy, this development means that Buttigieg is a name you will be hearing much more about in the weeks and months to come.
“Read the transcript” has become the à la mode at Trump rallies, replacing previous favourites including “Lock her up” and “Build the wall”.
Both leaders are firing up their bases and seeking out all-or-nothing confrontations with their political enemies.
Trump is now on his fourth National Security Adviser. By the time the election comes, expect him to be on his fifth or sixth.
The White House attack on “the squad” risks turning out Democratic voters as a natural by-product of seeking to turn out Republicans.