US president Donald Trump has taken a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals in the 2020 election, telling a rally in Pennsylvania that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the senate.
As American politics has arguably taken on a new lease of energy following Trump's election, it's hard to know what we should be paying attention to and what really is just "fake news". Never fear, US politics enthusiast Rebecca Shearer is here with TrumpWatch, a new series that will summarise the main events from the US each week. Here are the top three things you need to know about this week:
Nigel Farage has been pipped for the title of Time magazine's Person of the Year by US President-elect Donald Trump.
US president-elect Donald Trump is nominating controversial retired general James Mattis to be his defence secretary. He has a reputation as a battle-hardened, tough-talking marine with the nickname “Mad Dog”.
Democracy eh? More of a gamble than anybody gave it credit for.
Nigel Farage has attacked Theresa May's refusal to use him as a go-between with US President-elect Donald Trump as "nonsense".
Meanwhile, in other news.
The election of Donald Trump as US president should be seen as a "moment of opportunity" for Britain, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said.
The extraordinary appeal of President Elect Donald Trump has been explained in a prophetic new book co-written by a St Andrews professor.
Nicola Sturgeon has been warned that her attacks on President-elect Donald Trump could “prejudice” Scottish businesses.