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US president Donald Trump at the White House:“I believe in relationships. And I believe in partnerships. But alliances have not always worked out very well for us.” Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg

Halfway through an interview in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump is asked if he regrets any of his abrasive tweets about allies, political oppo(...)

US president Donald Trump has completed his first 50 days in office. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

For many it was a possible turning point, the moment when Donald Trump turned from ferocious campaigner to rational statesman. But within 24 hours o(...)

Andrew Jackson: the parents of the president shown on the $20 bill, Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, were poor Protestant farmers who emigrated from Co Antrim. Photograph: Nick Koudis/Getty

When Donald Trump entered the White House in January one of his administration’s first acts was to install a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Of(...)

US president Donald Trump points to his wife, first lady Melania Trump, during a campaign rally on Saturday in Melbourne, Florida. Photograph: Chris O’Meara/AP

US president Donald Trump returned to campaign mode on Saturday in front of a 9,000-strong crowd in Florida, accusing the media of working to undermi(...)

 President Donald Trump and Melania Trump stand together during a rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

In late September 2016, Donald Trump held a rally in Melbourne, Florida, where he railed against the media and bragged about the size of the crowd. F(...)

Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior aide Kellyanne Conway speak at meeting hosted by the US president with cyber security experts in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 31st. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump loves to set the day’s narrative at dawn, but the deeper story of his White House is best told at night. Aides confer in the(...)

Barack Obama as he is sworn in on January 20th, 2009, as US president, on the same Bible used to swear in Abraham Lincoln. Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Abraham Lincoln: the 16th president of the United States

Donald J Trump will on Friday ascend the steps of Capitol Hill and utter an oath first sworn by George Washington in 1789. “I do solemnly swear that (...)

‘Anyone who fears incompetence more than tyranny (under Donald Trump) has plenty of evidence.’ Photograph: Kevin D  Liles/The New York Times

Anyone who tells you, with perfect confidence, what a Trump administration will do is either bluffing or a fool. We have a prospective cabinet and a (...)

The man’s impetuousness, his shooting his mouth off, must horrify Americans accustomed to some dignity in their commander-in-chief. But they have voted for a joker, an entertainer-in-chief. They must now take the baggage that comes with it. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP

Did he really mean it? The mushroom cloud that has risen over American democracy is a question mark. Did Donald Trump mean the hatred, the belligerenc(...)

Supporters of president-elect Donald Trump cheer  as they watch the election results during a rally on Wednesday night. Photograph: AP

Donald Trump was right. This was America’s answer to Brexit or, as he promised at a rally days before Tuesday’s election, “Brexit plus, plus, plus.” (...)

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