Donald Trump Says NATO is 'No Longer Obsolete,' Reversing on Campaign Claim

Donald Trump Says NATO is 'No Longer Obsolete,' Reversing on Campaign Claim

In several interviews this week, the president has forged new positions on topics ranging from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to Chinese currency manipulation. And remember; Trump wanted to work more closely with Vladimir Putin in battling ISIS. It's not enough. We still have a long way to go.

It turns out that wielding power - as opposed to criticizing it - can change your outlook. On Wednesday, however, the President declared the global alliance was "no longer obsolete", taking credit for what he said was the organization's greater focus on fighting terrorism.

But in an interview with The Wall Street Journal this week, Trump did an about-face, saying, "They're not currency manipulators".

Others see Trump's move to more mainstream policy views as evidence of the waning power of populist Steve Bannon in the White House and the ascendancy of Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

"The way this administration does business is highly unorthodox in so many respects", Miller said, "but the ultimate outcome on so many issues seems now to come around to a pretty conventional approach". -China economic relations at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, says Trump's opposing characterizations of China are both justified.

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. "I do like a low-interest rate policy, I must be honest with you".

Trump has evolved on other China-related policies as well.

The man who once slammed the US military as a "disaster" is singing its praises now that he's in charge.

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Apart from her future plans and the DNC hacking, Clinton also discussed about Trump's policies that she deemed anti-women. Her answer drew applause from the audience at the women's summit, hosted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.

Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, would not speak ill of President Trump during a Wednesday interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, saying he "agrees" with POTUS that other countries do not pay their fair share in the alliance. There are roughly 1,000 US personnel inside the war-torn country and the number is inching up. "At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!" "All the problems the previous administration had still remain", she said. And U.S. officials have said it would be hard for Russian Federation not to have known. The old Washington establishment thinking also appeared to have prevailed over Trump's random foreign policy digressions. "But we could make a difference if we had something closer to balanced trade". And that's what Trump believes the public wants from him, ideology or consistency be damned. "But as president you have to deal with what's going on now". If they are unable to do so, the USA, with its allies, will!

After a day full of policy flip-flops from President Donald Trump, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the President isn't changing his positions - rather, the issues have shifted to fit his worldview.

"You can not not talk to China". "I totally agree with him, and increase defense spending across Europe and Canada, I agree with him".

CORNISH: White House officials say Trump's support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has been reinforced by Russia's actions.

And the only thing Beijing might think was worse, she said, would be a unified and US-allied Korean Peninsula on the border.

Trump, emboldened by his early success, actively rejected the traditional preparation process a candidate undertakes in the event they are actually elected president.

"After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it's not so easy", Trump said. The two authoritarian governments support each other on major foreign policy problems, dislike domestic protest and see the USA in a similar way.

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