Though by demanding that America’s allies spend more on their own defence, the President is unwittingly doing us a favour.
The President is often taken literally but not seriously, whereas he should be taken seriously but not literally.
The Israeli Prime Minister senses a chance to finally succeed in his years-long campaign to persuade the United States to bomb Iran’s nuclear programme.
We need America. So we need its President – whether we like him or not. May must not let Macron walk off with Europe’s defence and security leadership.
The brutal reality is that Britain needs the country the President governs – and so by extension needs him too.
It can be hard to look past the President’s excesses – but the realities of government and the economy tell a more mixed story than you might assume.
Since the strike on Syria, Bannon’s influence is waning while Kushner’s waxes.