James Forsyth James Forsyth

Trump’s show of strength to Moscow

If Congress approves his $54 billion rise in the defence budget, he will be outspending Moscow by a factor of 11

Donald Trump has not lost his capacity to surprise: few would have bet on him starting his address to Congress with praise for Black History Month. Tuesday night’s speech was the nearest Trump has come to acting like a traditional president. But one thing conspicuous by its absence was any mention of Russia.

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