Donald Trump is set to closely hug the Nato alliance he has previously derided as tensions with Russia escalate following last week’s missile attack on Syria.Kind of foreseeable, really. Trump's been beefing with Russia, in no small part to try and show that he's not Putin's Poodle. But since he's now switched from wanting closer ties with Russia to being adversarial, he needs NATO.
Trump will host Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at the White House on Wednesday and express what a White House official called an “ironclad” commitment to the transatlantic military alliance.
Capped by a joint press conference, the White House hopes Stoltenberg’s visit will turn a page after Trump’s erratic dismissals of Nato as “obsolete”, a theme he developed first as a Republican candidate.
(Bet your ass that conservatives are now going to rapidly forget their disdain for how the "Clinton/Obama Russian Reset" worked out, given that Trump has covered the same ground in less than three months.)
On another note, Trump is now denying that he's known Steve Bannon for more than a few months. If Bannon hasn't come to realize that he's standing on the curb and that roar in the distance is an approaching bus, he's dumber than he looks.