“Read the transcript” has become the à la mode at Trump rallies, replacing previous favourites including “Lock her up” and “Build the wall”.
Posts Tagged: US Democrats
Lord Ashcroft: With a year to go, my latest research looks at Trump’s chances of getting a second term
A portion of his 2016 voters are unimpressed and wavering – but the President’s fate is not settled. Particularly as the Democrats are yet to agree a candidate.
Both leaders are firing up their bases and seeking out all-or-nothing confrontations with their political enemies.
And just like Kennedy’s successor, he must match a serious time with a focus on delivery, not just promises.
While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
Ben Roback: The racism row. Trump has set a trap for the Democrats – but risks also falling into it himself.
The White House attack on “the squad” risks turning out Democratic voters as a natural by-product of seeking to turn out Republicans.
A confused and crowded field will ensure the President has plenty of ammunition to throw at whoever emerges to challenge him in 2020.
The most successful are those who can put their values to work and build a broad coalition, rather than exploit divisions.
By nominating him, they would be wagering a similar bet to the one they placed in 2016 when Clinton was selected as the safe candidate.
Here in Britain, the two main parties are being punished by voters for tearing up their Brexit commitments.
Obsessing with a Washington debate about impeachment is a gift to the President, who repeats a far simpler message.
Iain Dale: The Conservatives treated Widdecombe with disdain. They will pay the price in lost votes next month.
Plus: Creepy Biden, useless TIGs, spineless Tory MPs…and why I’d favour Scottish independence were I fully Scottish.
Ben Roback: Trump’s state visit. Problems abound. But interests – trade, defence, the Special Relationship – endure.
The visit should serve as a timely reminder that the last especially outlasts any individual President or Prime Minister.
What do and don’t we know about Mueller’s investigation, the Trump campaign, and Russian interference?
Cutting through the fog of war and spin can be tricky, but here are the fundamental facts so far.
Lord Ashcroft: “There’s not going to be a single Democrat that can go toe-to-toe with the President.” My interview with Kayleigh McEnany.
Trump’s press secretary sets out how the President intends to run his re-election campaign in 2020.