The 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, is notorious for taking U-turns.
As the Republican Party presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office. But, on his 83rd day in office, he said Beijing is not manipulating its currency.
If elected, he vowed to pursue a criminal case against Hillary Clinton and to put her behind bars. But immediately after the election, he reversed course on prosecuting the Democratic Party presidential candidate, saying, “I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t. … It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about.”
During the campaign trail, Trump said it was time to end Syria’s “brutal” civil war. On April 7, he illegally ordered as many as 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles to be fired at Syria. The brutality continues…
His remarkable U-turn from a global-isolationist candidate to an interventionist president – Trump went back on his words and switched from ‘America first’ to ‘world first’ in less than 100 days in office – shocked his own supporters.
But what he did during his first foreign trip is outright spineless, gutless, and timid. His volte-face on Saudi Arabia is cowardly to say the least. Here’s why:
#1: Donald Trump slammed Michelle Obama for not wearing a head scarf in Saudi Arabia in 2015 – but couldn’t find fault with first lady Melania’s decision to forego a head scarf in 2017:
Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted.We have enuf enemies
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2015