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Damaging US?

Submitted by ub on Sun, 04/08/2018 - 12:54

The new administration has been in office over a year now, with a Republican majority in government. Does anyone really know if this evolving agenda is helping the country, or hurting us? Is this constant turmoil damaging US credibility with friends and foes?

This week, the president announced he wants out of Syria, even though he had previously said it was wrong to publicly announce plans. What happened after that? WARNING Graphis Images - An alleged chemical attack strikes rebel-held Douma in Syria https://www.apnews.com/5f94eff01d004c528060b33c9f59cc9a
Trump says 'big price to pay' for Syria chemical attack https://reut.rs/2qjKx18

The president promised to drain the swamp and that he would hire the best people. Since then there has been a massive amount of firings and resignations. Those still there abuse their status and are spending like there is no tomorrow. Lobbyist couple had to change the locks on Pruitt https://politi.co/2Hhlq6Z
Mulvaney gives big pay bumps to his hires at consumer agency https://www.apnews.com/9161730e4a1a4901a691c71bbcaaf56d
Trump defends Pruitt, suggests "death threats" justify spending https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-defends-pruitt-sug…

The president said trade wars are good and easy to win, but we're learning that actions speak louder than words. As U.S. and China trade tariff barbs, others scoop up U.S. soybeans https://reut.rs/2H2JXiB Mnuchin: China trade dispute won’t have ‘meaningful impact’ on U.S. economy https://politi.co/2ICE2Oq pic.twitter.com/GsgcrBaXoQ Trump predicts China will back down from him on trade because it’s "the right thing to do” http://hill.cm/9MaLgkT Amid Fears of Trade War, Trump Predicts China Will Relent https://nyti.ms/2uWs8wP US, China have too much to lose, IMAX CEO says | https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/us-china-have-too-much-to-lose-ima…