Straight from a Hollywood scrip: Actor Dustin Hoffman waves as he arrives with his wife at the 70th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles in 1998. Hoffman was nominated for Best Actor for his role in the film Wag The Dog in which a fictional US president is embroiled in a sex scandal, and invents a war to distract attention . Photo: AFP
Nicholas Spiro
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The View by Nicholas Spiro

Trump’s own ‘Wag the Dog’ moment reveals mounting strains on his presidency

There were just eight days last year when the benchmark S&P 500 equity index rallied or declined by 1pc or more, but there have already been more than a dozen so far this year – is it time to fret?

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Straight from a Hollywood scrip: Actor Dustin Hoffman waves as he arrives with his wife at the 70th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles in 1998. Hoffman was nominated for Best Actor for his role in the film Wag The Dog in which a fictional US president is embroiled in a sex scandal, and invents a war to distract attention . Photo: AFP
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