Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more

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. It was past time for a change and Trump, a successful businessman who shared their disdain for politics as usual, embodied that change.

"I said it [Nato] was obsolete", Mr Trump said. "It is no longer obsolete", he said. "It's no longer obsolete", Trump said as he stood at a news conference alongside NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in the White House East Room on Wednesday. But he's taken a more friendly tone toward China since his meeting with the nation's president last week, culminating in a Wall Street Journal interview on Wednesday where he said that China does not manipulate its currency.

That U-turn follows his talks last week with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

If you are a Trump ally - or an optimist more broadly - you see his willingness to adjust (or reverse) positions he staked out during the campaign as proof that he is open to new information and continues to learn how to be president. Bruce LeVell, a Georgia congressional candidate and Trump campaign backer who met with him several times this week, said, "We don't want his Twitter to go away".

But according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, it's not that Trump has shifted his views ― it's that the world has shifted to Trump's views.

Trump was opposed to the Export-Import Bank at the beginning of 2017.

As tensions rise with Russian Federation over Syria, President Donald Trump meets Wednesday at the White House with the head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, giving a high-profile platform to an alliance the Kremlin sees as encroaching into its sphere of influence on Russia's western flank. In a 2012 tweet, Donald Trump criticized North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for not inviting Iraq in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit held in Chicago.

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Supporters of Bannon's anti-globalist movement fear that Cohn has jockeyed for more power in the Oval Office and may be calling the shots on trade and U.S. "I think in some cases the issues evolve that it's not just a clear and fast statement that the entity itself is moving towards his - or the issue is evolving towards the position that he articulated".

"1. Kushner shouldn't have the role (even if I like some of his views) because one should never hire someone who can't be fired".

And he told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Wednesday China will not be named a currency manipulator in a report due out in a few weeks because, he added, it has not been manipulating its currency in recent months and, critically, designating it as one could jeopardize its help discipline North Korea, a client state.

But with the change of direction, Trump risks angering the right-wing base that gave him an unlikely victory both in the Republican primaries and general elections.

During his campaign, Trump was critical of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, accusing her of keeping borrowing rates low to help rival Hillary Clinton and Democrats.

On Wednesday, he told the Wall Street Journal he "respects" the United States central bank chief. Asked whether Yellen would be "toast" when her term ends, Trump said, "No, not toast".

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