Skip to comments.Trump takes a centrist tack on economic policy, abandoning campaign pledges
Posted on 04/12/2017 5:57:06 PM PDT by PK1991
"President Trump is abandoning a number of his key campaign promises on economic policy, adopting instead many of the centrist positions he railed against while campaigning as a populist.
Trump will not label China a currency manipulator, he told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, despite a campaign pledge that he would apply the label on his first day in office. He also said he was open to reappointing Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet L. Yellen after saying last year that the central banker should be ashamed of what she was doing to the country.
And he embraced the Export-Import Bank, a government agency that he mocked last year and that has long been despised by conservatives who labeled it crony capitalism.
The statements represent a move toward the economic policies of more centrist Republicans and even at times align with the approach of former president Barack Obama. Should he follow through on the newly articulated positions, it would suggest that the candidate who ran as the ultimate outsider is increasingly adopting a more moderate economic agenda."
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It appears that some among us are scared witless by all the winning going on, and are desperate for a return to the status quo.
They won't be happy until the Democrats are back in charge, and destroying America again.
I’ll see your Chicken Little and raise you two Oh No’s.
Fake news and Bannon isn’t out and there is no slowdown.
Grow a spine, please and learn to read what is going on better.
There is a lot of subtlety to what Trump says and does, a lot for red herring for MSM and the establishment to make them think they forced Trump’s hand.
OP has been on FR a whole 3 months.
Likely a member of the “GOP Briefing Room website” for a lot longer.
You don’t drain the swamp; the swamp drains you!
I’ve looked up four people who I suspected as being new.
None of them had more posts than two on the second page.
We’ve got a number of new folks here, and they are making snarky negative comments.
I think we’ve got many new Soros folks here.
The media have so much fun distorting things. The entire world knows that china is a manipulator. Trump need not say a thing.
All the hand wringers and Pearl clutchers missed the post where the Public Employees Union boss is upset with all the CUTS Trump wants to make to the useless departments. So centrist.
You tossed a flaming turd on FR.
Feel free to re-engage.
Interesting to see Zero Hedge and WaPoo singing in harmony.
Too bad you and I and a few other folks don’t get paid to be a-holes on progressive sites.
Being in opposition means the Republicans in government can back to just attending the cracker and cheese luncheons in the Capitol rotunda and enjoying Nine Rivers Country Club every Sunday.
What President Trump wants to do requires actual work.
Cleanup in Breaking News.
Posting crap seems to be a new pastime on FR.
I find it useful to see evidence of America hating leftist and the tin foil hat crazies on the right in sync on talking points. Birds of a feather, IMO.
Ain’t it the truth?
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