Ben Riley-Smith

Ben Riley-Smith


US Editor, The Daily Telegraph. Previously covering Westminster. Get in touch via ben.riley-smith@telegraph.co.uk or DMs.

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This campaign moment now feels elegiac. Air Force One jetting into the sunset. The showmanship. The loyal supporters. Sinatra. That final desultory wave. He did it his way, and now it is done.

🚨Alarm bells for UK-US trade deal. Figure advising Biden campaign on foreign policy tells me talks will NOT be priority in first 100 days. Blow for chances of a speedy deal.

Obama’s vignettes of world leaders are fascinating + can be pretty cutting. On former French president Nicolas Sarkozy: “all emotional outbursts and over-blown rhetoric”; his “primary barely disguised interest” was to take the credit. 4/

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In short: 1) Iran 2) Nato 3) Climate change 4) Trade 5) Middle East wars 6) Russia 7) China 8) North Korea 9) Human rights 10 Democratic norms I unpacked further in this piece

Trump supporters are gathering in Washington DC tomorrow for what's been dubbed the 'Million MAGA March'. The president just now tweeted he may "try to stop by and say hello".

Skimmed Obama’s new memoir for British references yesterday. There are some standout ones. Says Cameron had “the easy confidence of someone who’d never been pressed too hard by life”. 1/

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Confirmed: @Tony_Diver’s report from almost two weeks ago that John Kerry will become Biden’s special envoy on climate.

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The mammoth US unemployment claims in their historical context.

HOW AGES VOTED (YouGov poll) 18-24: 75% Remain 25-49: 56% Remain 50-64: 44% Remain 65+: 39% Remain #EUref 

Trump campaign adviser @JasonMillerinDC  says by end of tomorrow it will be clear Trump has won and will stay president.

Trump fundraiser emails getting narky.

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Labour fightback is being driven by women voters. Tories had double-digit lead among women. Now just 1pt.

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Obama says he probably paid more than $750 in income tax in his first job at Baskin Robbins, the ice cream chain.

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