Our columnist goes behind the scenes in the White House, as fly on the wall of the Oval Office.
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The United States’ traditional allies are wondering if the President’s erratic and aggressive behaviour is a ploy or his true nature.
Ben Roback: From tariffs on historic allies to berating Mueller, can we predict where the President will go next?
A focus on foreign policy, but continued disregard for America’s traditional friends abroad: the likely course of the next 500 Days of Trump.
Republicans and Democrats are both desperate for the investigation to conclude, but for opposite reasons.
The President is often taken literally but not seriously, whereas he should be taken seriously but not literally.
Bernard Jenkin: The ‘new customs partnership’ idea should be dead in the water – it is the opposite of taking back control
It would leave EU judges in authority, obstruct new trading opportunities, and compel us to continue as a major financial contributor to Brussels. It is a futile distraction.
With May distracted by Brexit, Macron is risking domestic political pushback to become Trump’s ‘bridge to Europe’.
For readers on this side of the Atlantic, there is also some value in being shown how explicit, and serious, Americans like to be about moral questions.
WATCH: May – “Neither I nor this government take instructions from any president or any other national government”
The Prime Minister rejects the suggestion that Donald Trump ordered the UK to join airstrikes against the Assad regime’s chemical weapons facilities.
WATCH: Thornberry – “It cannot be Donald Trump and a couple of allies deciding unilaterally” on Syria
“We have been here before, when we have not had clear evidence about weapons of mass destruction.”
The atrocity demands a response, but will the President favour international diplomacy or military action?
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
Both leading EU states and the US are following the Prime Minister’s lead on Russia.
The UK can not allow Russia to believe it got away with it without serious consequences.
From the politicisation of committees and the near-deification of Corbyn to the absurd ‘fake news’ row over ‘Hatgate’, the parallels are troubling.