In less than 100 days in office, Donald Trump has done monumental u-turns on some of his flagship policies. There are few explanations for this other than the fact he’s succumbed to a combination of deep state pressure and his daughter’s ill-placed tears.
Here are some of the most shocking u-turns.
In 2013 Donald Trump said this
President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your "powder" for another (and more important) day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2013
As recently as January of this year, Donald Trump insisted that NATO was obsolete because member states are not paying their fair share of the cost and because it is ill-equipped to fight terrorism.
Now though he says that NATO is NO LONGER obsolete. The only thing however that has changed is Trump’s opinion.
3. Julian Assange
During the long US Presidential campaign, many felt that Donald Trump was something of a secret Assange supporter. He quoted the intelligence that Wikileaks unearthed in his battle with ‘Crooked’ Hillary Clinton on numerous occasions.
Now though, Trump appointed CIA director Mike Pompeo has blasted Julian Assange an enemy of America, even going so far as to imply that Assange would have supported Germany in the Second World War.
It doesn’t look like any Presidential pardons will be on offer for the Wikileaks founder.
Reconciliation with Russia after eight disastrous years of Barack Obama was one of the main foreign policy linchpins of the Trump campaign.
Now though, President Putin has said that Trump has made relations worse than under Obama, Hillary and Kerry.
5. Get Out of The Middle East
Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump said that the US had been a destabilising force in the Middle East.
Now though his policies have actively destabilised the Middle East….but at least he’s made some new fans…
Time and again, Donald Trump said that China was a currency manipulator
But now Trump has told the Wall Street Journal that China is not a currency manipulator.
6. Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon was an integral part of Donald Trump’s victory and once formed an integral part of Donald Trump’s team.
Just two months ago Bannon spoke with optimism about the future of a conservative, some would say ‘alt-right’ White House.
But just one day prior to America’s attack on Syria, Bannon was fired from his position observing National Security Council meetings.
Since then, little has been heard or seen of Bannon, although Breitbart which he used to run, has recently published some pieces critical of Trump.
Now Trump is apparently downplaying Bannon’s role.