Donald Trump has walked back yet another promise to his devoted followers in the form of an extremely bizarre, unpresidential tweet on Easter morning.
During his presidential campaign, Trump vowed that if he won the election, he would call China a currency manipulator on the first day he stepped into the White House. If Trump’s supporters were still waiting, he’s greatly disappointed them. Trump has recently walked back that comment, having said in an interview last week, “They’re not currency manipulators.” Trump justified this flip-flop by saying:
“China hasn’t been manipulating its currency for months and because taking the step now could jeopardize his talks with Beijing on confronting the threat of North Korea.”
And earlier this morning, Trump reminded Americans again that he is a pathological liar who cannot be trusted. It was only February that Trump was calling China a “grand champion” of adjusting currency in an interview with Reuters – yet he just tweeted this, denying that he would ever dare call China a currency manipulator:
“Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!”
It should be noted that this totally bizarre, uncalled for tweet was shortly followed by an Easter message:
Trump had not only called China a currency manipulator during his presidential campaign, but he formerly criticized President Barack Obama for not doing it:
It is insane that every time Trump makes a bizarre comment, one only needs to look through his Twitter history to find the hypocrisy and contradictions. Having Trump in the White House, constantly flip-flopping on various key stances he’s previously made, has been a circus. Trump has zero credibility and nothing he says can be taken seriously.
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