Trump's U-Turns

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We need a sticky for this subject.

Maybe NATO isn't such a bad deal after all.



Another Trump U-turn? President-elect says US is 'strongly committed' to Nato | The Independent
NATO members increase defense spending for fourth year in row following Trump pressure: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/nato-members-increase-defense-spending-for-fourth-year-in-row-following-trump-pressure/2019/03/14/64989228-4595-11e9-94ab-d2dda3c0df52_story.html

The title says it all. President Trump pressured NATO countries into paying their fair share and NATO has seen increases for 4 straight years. Even the Washington Post credits President Trump for this. It's a good thing President Trump understands how to create leverage.
 

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NATO members increase defense spending for fourth year in row following Trump pressure: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/nato-members-increase-defense-spending-for-fourth-year-in-row-following-trump-pressure/2019/03/14/64989228-4595-11e9-94ab-d2dda3c0df52_story.html

The title says it all. President Trump pressured NATO countries into paying their fair share and NATO has seen increases for 4 straight years. Even the Washington Post credits President Trump for this. It's a good thing President Trump understands how to create leverage.
Trump hasn't been around for four years. Nato members have been increasing spending in line with an agreement that was reached while Trump was still embarrassing himself on reality TV. It had nothing to do with his temper tantrums.

Just another Trump lie.
 

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And his latest flip-flop, the banning of flavored e-cigs is gone now. The vape industry bought him.
 
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And his latest flip-flop, the banning of flavored e-cigs is gone now. The vape industry bought him.
After appeals from people who figured the kids would start smoking cigarettes or buy Black Market which could kill them. Try telling the whole story.
 
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Trump hasn't been around for four years. Nato members have been increasing spending in line with an agreement that was reached while Trump was still embarrassing himself on reality TV. It had nothing to do with his temper tantrums.

Just another Trump lie.
So to be clear, your argument is that the Washington Post publishing an article crediting President Trump's pressure on NATO countries is a Trump lie?
 
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And his latest flip-flop, the banning of flavored e-cigs is gone now. The vape industry bought him.
The goal has always been to protect kids from getting addicted to vaping. President Trump has done a wonderful job of creating a conversation between getting national media to talk about flavored vaping as well as having debates between politicians and vaping executives. Isn't this what we want a President to do? I think we can all agree that it's not good for kids to get addicted to vaping.
 
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Trump hasn't been around for four years. Nato members have been increasing spending in line with an agreement that was reached while Trump was still embarrassing himself on reality TV. It had nothing to do with his temper tantrums.

Just another Trump lie.
WRONG. Trump specifically promised to address NATO and require nations to pay their fair share. This is something he leveraged and his efforts have not been in vain.

Anyone who says otherwise is likely watching and trusting the fake news.