The U.K.’s problems are much bigger than some leaked cables, or the abrupt resignation of its ambassador.
Mark LandlerSmart piece by @b_judah on why Britain’s envoys no longer rule in Washington. Israel and Ireland work the Hill better, the “special relationship” is a relic, and the DC foreign policy elite has fractured.
Through a mutual appreciation of wealth, women and years of occupying adjacent real estate in Palm Beach and on Page Six, the lives of the two men routinely intersected for decades.
Mark LandlerSo many stories about Donald Trump’s past sound like outtakes from Scorsese movies. This one, by @anniekarni & @maggieNYT, could have come straight out of “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
President Trump’s statement came close to declaring Kim Darroch, the ambassador, persona non grata — an extraordinary breach between the United States and one of its closest allies.
Mark Landler“I think Sir Kim is done in Washington,” said Lew Lukens, who knows about getting on Trump’s wrong side. As acting US ambassador in London, he tweeted support for Mayor Sadiq Khan after Trump insulted him in the wake of a terrorist attack.
Iran claimed that the surveillance aircraft had entered its airspace, which the U.S. military denied, as each side accused the other of aggression.
Mark LandlerFor a president whose foreign policy can be defined as Not-Obama, the parallels between last night’s reversal and Obama’s aborted missile strike on Syria are striking — and may rankle Trump
The demonstration was one of the largest in the territory’s history and showed deep worries about ever-tightening Chinese rule.
Mark LandlerChina’s grip on Hong Kong has been insidious, but this is still a city that can turn hundreds of thousands of people into the streets to fight a threat to the rule of law. @austinramzy
Queen Elizabeth welcomed Mr. Trump to Buckingham Palace, while he engaged in an ugly dispute with London’s mayor, calling him a “stone cold loser.”
Mark LandlerFrom royal artillery salutes to “stone cold loser.” Trump’s day in London captures the odd swath he cuts on the world stage: impulsive and erratic, delighted by a lavish welcome but preoccupied by petty feuds. W/@maggieNYT
The request was an effort to keep Mr. McCain’s name out of photographs while Mr. Trump was at a naval base in Japan.
Mark LandlerLet’s not upset the president: How the hide-the-McCain affair reveals a White House that will do almost anything to avoid provoking Trump — and a military willing to go along with it. W/@esullivannyt
During a trip to Japan, President Trump contradicted John R. Bolton, his national security adviser, on North Korean missile launches and overthrowing the government in Iran.
Mark LandlerTrump picked Bolton partly because Sheldon Adelson likes him. But Trump recently asked Adelson how he thought Bolton was doing — often a sign Trump is turning on a staffer. @peterbakernyt @maggieNYT