Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

"I believe the Russian behavior requires our solidarity and our strength, in order to preserve principles and fundamentals of democracy", McCain said.

The downfall of President Bannon has been ongoing now for ... exactly as long as Trump's abrupt changes in direction.

"I agree with President Trump that European allies and Canada have to invest more in our collective defense", Stoltenberg declared.

"NATO is involved in supporting the fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq", Stoltenberg told CNN" s Wolf Blitzer following his White House visit. The President was talking to reporters along with the visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

We all know the narrative for this one: throughout his campaign, Trump lavished Russian President Vladimir Putin with praise. "He captured how Americans feel", said Ms Tania Vojvodic, a Trump supporter who founded one of his first campaign volunteer networks.

But in recent days, the President has done an about-face and embraced numerous policy positions he once scorned as the trappings of a foolhardy establishment, reported The Washington Post.

Trump then: "When her time is up, I would most likely replace her", Trump said previous year.

After a number of notable flip-flops by President Donald Trump in recent days, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is chalking up the President's shifting policy positions to changes in the issues.

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President Trump is abandoning a number of his key campaign promises on economic policy, adopting instead numerous centrist positions he railed against while campaigning as a populist.

Once you understand that Trump views everything - up to and including where he stands on a given issue on any given day - as a sort of extended negotiation, it becomes far easier to understand how he could so quickly and totally reverse himself on major issues like the USA relationship with China or whether the Export-Import Bank should exist.

But on Wednesday, Trump had a different view: "They made a change and now they do fight terrorism".

Observing that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries must work together to resolve the disaster now taking place in Syria, Trump appreciated the support of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members and partners in their condemnation of Assad's murderous attack. But the president's talk of "bonding" with Chinese President Xi Jinping could sow confusion in Asia, where US allies are fearful of a rising China. It seems like just over a week ago we heard that the Syrian people were going to decide their leadership.

"They're not currency manipulators", he conceded in the Wall Street Journal interview, adding that he was concerned that officially branding them as such could jeopardize his talks with Beijing on confronting North Korea.

Mr Trump repeatedly questioned Nato's goal during the campaign. Of course, this habit causes him to change his mind frequently, as we can see every day. "This makes the United States stronger and safer", he said.

Trump made castigating China a staple of his presidential campaign, saying the communist giant was guilty of "rape" against the USA economy and promising it would be branded a currency manipulator on his first day in the Oval Office.

But experts said a formal declaration to that effect by the Treasury Department could have led to U.S. sanctions, which would have prompted retaliation from Beijing.

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