All things considered, all roads point to a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives come November.
Posts Tagged: Donald Trump
From ‘fake news’ to micro-targeting, crowd-funding to data rights, we explore the key areas of focus for an overdue review of the rules of our democracy.
Yes: there was nothing I could do to stop Sean Spicer from being an utter dick. Plus: Guido’s recovery, the Tory Chief Whip’s troubles…and Mamma Mia 2.
Garvan Walshe: Mueller is closing in on Watergate II – this time with Russian spies in place of Nixon’s homegrown goons
Trump asks us to believe Putin’s denial that Russian military intelligence did the job for him. And who wouldn’t believe those two honest men?
Ben Roback: Trump’s press conference with Putin was the most staggering moment in a staggering presidency
Will this abject performance be what finally breaks his connection with his domestic supporters?
The latter has never had the clout nor the resources required for it to do its ever-expanding task. It has had to play catch-up.
As so often, the US President’s blast was undiplomatic and included errors – but also hit on a fundamental truth.
Terry Barnes: From the Anglosphere, we watch with horror as Britain bungles its Brexit chance to go global
British politicians are negotiating as if it were 410 AD, and still the Roman province of Britannia, asking permission to leave instead of flourishing a mandate to do so.
The President says that the Prime Minister may yet take his advice about the talks – but she can’t just walk away.
WATCH: “Boris Johnson would be a great Prime Minister.” Trump at his joint press conference with May.
“I also said that this incredible woman here is doing a fantastic job.” He adds that Johnson says he’s doing a great job and “I am doing a great job”.
He says that May is “a total professional” and said to him in response: “Don’t worry – it’s only the press…I thought that was very professional.”
He has been characteristically brash – and offensive. But that’s beside the main point. Which is that he looks strong and the Prime Minister looks weak.
As a split in the Conservative Party finally threatens for real, May must explain why and when she backed off mutual recognition.
WATCH: Juncker drunker? The apparently sozzled EU President is kept on his feet by colleagues at the NATO summit.
Trump strolls past with less than a half-glance.
The President’s arrivals seems unlikely to pour any oil on the moment’s troubled waters.