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He accused her of being in the pocket of the Obama administration and manipulating interest to benefit the previous president politically.

"After listening for 10 minutes, I realised it's not so easy", the president said. I would like to think that they didn't know, but certainly they could have. "But it's not what you would think".

Economist Dean Baker of the left-leaning Center for Economic and Policy Research says the timing of Trump's change of views was likely related to an annual report on trade manipulators that is due from the Treasury this weekend. Meanwhile, the Trump clique's allegedly cozy ties with Moscow has not endeared it to the United States intelligence, military, and even large sections of the political establishment that has traditionally been brought up in a Cold War rich diet of viewing Russian Federation as an adversary.

In 2004, one massive flip-flop was a crippling blow to John Kerry's campaign (See: his comments on how he "actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it"). The timing of the visit has yet to be confirmed by USA and Afghan officials.

Mr Trump also said he was no longer opposed to a federal exports agency he once dismissed as "unnecessary".

Given that, launching the so-called "mother of all bombs" against an ISIS target makes a lot of sense.

Trump also appears to be learning on the job.

Media captionHow has Donald Trump's position on Syria changed?

For a man known to adopt policy positions more out of convenience or circumstance than principle, Donald Trump has made a tidal wave of public reversals on major issues over the past two days - some of them bedrock campaign promises.

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That may signal renewed interest in Afghanistan, where almost 9,000 American troops are deployed, but exactly what the Trump administration will decide is unclear, the official added. But as Bannon-favored agenda items have been blunted in the early going - the stalling of the ObamaCare replacement bill, the travel ban fiasco - Trump appears to have turned for now toward more conventional policy favored by so-called Washington insiders whom he railed about on the campaign trail. His onetime campaign guru, Steve Bannon, has been somewhat marginalized while moderate voices grow louder. The course correction - or restoration - appeared to stem from assessments that outreach to Russian Federation and China, both long distrusted by the Washington establishment, should not be at the expense of the long-serving North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance where the primary differences were about spending money on defense and a more stringent immigration policy that United States wants to pursue while tying it to terrorism. "But there is some growing into the office and dealing with the real effects of some of the policies", said Stephen Moore, a conservative economist who helped craft Trump's economic plans.

Trump and Stoltenberg agreed that other member nations must satisfy their responsibility to contribute two per cent of the GDP to defense. He was known as a candidate who rarely dug deep, and he employed few policy experts to inform his views. Will he hold to that position now, and for how long?

"They're not currency manipulators", he conceded in the Wall Street Journal interview, adding that he was concerned that officially branding them as such could jeopardize his talks with Beijing on confronting North Korea.

At a press conference following his meeting with Stoltenberg, Trump expressed the hope that Europeans will have nothing to fear from Russian Federation as he seeks to de-escalate tensions.

On his first working day in office, Mr Trump signed a presidential memorandum to freeze hiring of non-military federal workers, in a move that delighted by small government conservatives.

"And it's something that he pointed out in the debate - the first debate in September of past year".

The hard-line, populist tenor that dominated Trump's insurgent candidacy has given way to a more centrist governing philosophy and, as Trump nears the end of his first 100 days looking to rack up accomplishments, he's edging away from some of the nationalist stances that endeared him to his base.

He did not give more specific information on what change he was crediting himself as inspiring in Washington's alliance organization.

And it changed the subject from the investigations into Russian interference - and possible collaboration with his campaign - in the US election.

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