That certainly didn’t take long for President Donald Trump to backtrack on his key campaign promises.
One day after stating that NATO is “no longer obsolete,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal a few things that will certainly irk his prominent supporters.
Here is what we now know about the president and where he stands on certain issues:
- China is no longer a currency manipulator.
- It is important to keep interest rates low.
- The U.S. dollar is too strong.
- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen might be re-nominated next year.
- The Export-Import Bank will stay because it’s “a very good thing.”
What a reversal!
In 2015 and 2016, he said China was devaluing its currency, low rates hurt savers, a strong dollar is good for the economy, Yellen was incompetent and that the Ex-Im Bank should be abolished.
Trump is no longer draining the swamp and is going mainstream. The reasons are unclear – perhaps he liked the approval he got from the news networks for bombing Syria. It is disappointing, but shouldn’t be surprising (SEE: Libertarians for Donald Trump? 5 reasons libertarians can’t support Trump).
When will the likes of Alex Jones finally jump off the Trump Train? You can’t just blame the Deep State, the neoconservatives or the Democrats for his tergiversating.
It looks like everything will remain the same for another four years: spying, war, debt, statism.