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US readers aren’t as interested in Britain as Brexiteers might think

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This week, our global news teams geared up for President Trump’s visit to the UK. In the New York office we ran stories speculating about how the head of state would behave, whether he’d be happy without a full carriage procession through London, and whether he’d make a show of meeting with his old buddy Nigel Farage. The London news team then took over as soon as Air Force One landed on British soil, reporting on everything from climate change protests and the Trump baby blimp to what was said at the US ambassador’s dinner and what might have been implied by the wardrobe choices made by Donald and Melania.

When you work for a British newspaper on American soil, you can see the stark differences in what interests each set of readers. Our UK readership was justifiably incensed by Trump’s claim that even........

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