Trump Changes Views On Multiple Key Issues

On Wednesday, President Trump has proven, once again, that his loose ideology has no steadfast ideals. Trump’s key campaign promises have repeatedly been altered and even completely erased from current rhetoric, and it looks like the bombardment of flip-flops won’t go away anytime soon.

Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump railed against NATO. He infected the Republican party with Trumpism relating to a bevy of positions like this. He wanted to put pressure on NATO countries to provide the coalition with greater contributions and reorganize the group to focus on radical Islamic terror. At the White House, Trump said “I said it was obsolete. It’s no longer obsolete.” Interesting flip there that’s sure to be a relief to our NATO allies.

Trump has also recently flip-flopped on labeling China a currency manipulator, going against a core campaign promise. Despite his boisterous claims against the country in recent times, Trump is not shy enough to backpedal publicly. On April 12, Trump told The Wall Street Journal, “China hasn’t been manipulating its currency for months and because taking the step now could jeopardize his talks with Beijing on confronting the threat of North Korea.”

Let’s not forget perhaps the largest 180-degree turn-around in mindset. Trump vehemently criticized former President Obama for his intervention in Syria over Twitter, of course:

That was 2013 when Trump was a private citizen. Now, Trump is President of the United States and switched up his entire attitude by attacking one of the Assad regime’s airfields days after it launched an appalling chemical attack, going back on years of proposed policy.

The reporting on Trump’s flip-flops isn’t meant to say these changes in attitude are bad. They’re not, many, such as the Syrian airstrike, are good changes. It’s to bring attention to the fact that Donald Trump is not an ideologue, he’s a reactionary politician under the guise of the title of ‘The Great Negotiator.’

Greg Matusow

Author: Greg Matusow

Greg Matusow is a conservative writer and founder of Matusow.net