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THE BROAD VIEW - SATURDAY SOAPBOX

Of Trump's women and global trade

The purpose of the steel tariffs is motivated by the same political force that drives the US president - playing blame games. After Obama and Hillary, now it's the entire world's turn.

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Mr Trumps's wife Melania, for her part, is showing signs of severe spousal indignation. Surprisingly to many, she is refreshingly independent in her thinking, as evidenced most recently on the gun control issue.

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Mr Trump's favourite daughter Ivanka is no longer his darling, now that he is getting under ever-more prosecutorial pressure.

DONALD Trump is the master of playing blame games. The American president is keener than any politician anywhere in modern memory to deflect from his own failings and shortcomings by opening up ever new avenues of distraction. Alas, his battle cry "Crooked Hillary" - Mr Trump's key slogan from

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