Trump reverses course in 24 hours from Nato to China to Fed

13 Apr

The betrayal proceeds apace:

US President Donald Trump has reversed course in the space of 24 hours on an array of populist positions he adopted during the election campaign.

He declared Nato was “no longer obsolete” and dropped his pledge to declare China a currency manipulator.

Mr Trump also said he was no longer opposed to a federal exports agency he once dismissed as “unnecessary”.

And the president signalled he was open to reappointing Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve.

Meanwhile, his administration dropped a freeze on federal hiring that it imposed in January.

The about-faces suggest the mercurial Mr Trump may be favouring a more pragmatic, moderate approach to the hardline economic nationalism that helped elect him.

The startling series of flip-flops come amid reports of a titanic White House power struggle between chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

According to the Washington rumour mill, Mr Bannon – the former Breitbart News executive – has been sidelined after falling out with the president’s son-in-law, Mr Kushner.

And yet some still believe that Trump is ‘playing 4D chess’; right…

Some people don’t want to be dis-illusioned, I guess…


9 responses to “Trump reverses course in 24 hours from Nato to China to Fed

  1. Roman Lance

    April 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    “Some people don’t want to be dis-illusioned,”

    I think it may be that some of us don’t want to be just “fair weather friends”. Trump has only been in office since January and some people refuse to allow for any fluidity of action. Every other President has been given a grace period before they are expected to get any “real” work accomplished, why not give President Trump the same benefit.

    I’m still waiting for someone to define how long President Trump has to get “stuff” done before he is called a failure and a sellout. Mostly it’s “He’s not doing what I want NOW so forget this crappy guy.”

    It kind of reminds me of little children complaining about how daddy has not begun building the treehouse two minutes after he said he would build it.

    • Will S.

      April 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      I get that loyalty, but I find it one thing to fail to accomplish a particular objective; another to outright switch 180 degrees, and get praise from one’s enemies, as we saw with neo-cons like Bill Kristol and John McCain and liberal Democrats like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi praising him.

      That is shocking, and it isn’t nothing.

      • Roman Lance

        April 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm

        Abandoning Trump because Pelosi-Prevaricator and Chuck T. Cuck praise him is a lot like a Catholic abandoning a Bishop because some group of Freemason’s gave him an award.

        Giving the award doesn’t mean the recipient accept’s it as an honorific event. I won’t abandon my hope just because some Cuck like McCain says they approve of him.

        It’s an old trick the Freemason’s often use to discredit their enemies. I don’t buy it.

  2. Will S.

    April 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    So, are the rumours about Steve Bannon all just ‘fake news’ by the MSM?

    I guess we’ll find out before too long…

  3. feeriker

    April 13, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Quite frankly, I’m guffawing at the fact that people are shocked –SHOCKED at this. P.T. Barnum was so right…

  4. Jacob

    April 14, 2017 at 9:05 am

    ‘President Trump’ was always a strawman, even a troll, for the Machiavellian gerrymanderers on the All Trite. Wishing a strawman is real doesn’t make him any less of a strawman. We’re just seeing that little charade for what it is. Nothing unexpected here.


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