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All the President's Flip-Flops by David A. Graham"

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Jon Stewart noted that Trump had a remarkable affinity for a certain phrase: “Believe me.” “Nobody says ‘believe me’ unless they are lying.” Recently he has changed positions on a range of issues, from fiscal policy to foreign wars & taxes to trade. A useful question at the moment is what is driving Trump’s sudden spree of reversals? His changed views appear to be a reflection of his ignorance. He was widely mocked for his claim that “nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated.” It is true -- many people recognized that, but equally apparent that Trump did not. As is becoming clear, he was a blank slate on a range of other issues as well. Trump told the Journal  he'd told President Xi Jinping that China could easily solve the North Korea problem. “After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy,” Trump said,'a tremendous power… but it’s not what you would think.”

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