Liri wrote:I dunno if trump running into the realities of the job, turning him into a typical neocon-type-republican is reassuring or what.
I'm not sure he is. He's u-turning on a vast range of policies right now:
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.
I mean, it's good for the country that he is moderating his position, but what does it do for democracy that barely a few months in his platform is in tatters? I mean noone but the truly naive believed he was really going to 'drain the swamp' - in fact he has appointed the richest, most compromised cabinet for generations - but surely even his most hardened supporters must be starting to wonder how much they can trust him.
In addition, his healthcare and border plans are currently stymied, and his plan to build a wall may be tied up in environmental red tape for most if not all of his presidency.link
In addition, more details are emerging about the warnings UK and other spy agencies made about suspicious contacts made between Trump's team and Russian operatives.link