I listed 3 of the 5 proofs for the sake of brevity. (r. a. note)
The Free Thought Project By Rachel Blevins Fri., April 13, 2018
As Donald Trump flip-flops on a number of key issues that made the public believe he was the “outsider” candidate who would change the status quo in Washington, Americans are reminded that the current president now appears to have more in common with his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, than he does with the candidate they thought they elected.
Not only did Clinton lose the 2016 election, but she is now forced to watch the man who won it using her ideas and taking credit for them—making many wonder whether Trump is just caving to the pressure exerted by the overwhelming number of neoconservatives he has surrounded himself with, or if these were his views all along and he just said what he needed to say to get into office.
1. Despite promising to end the war in Syria, Trump is now escalating it to push for the overthrow of Assad—just as Clinton would have done.
When Trump said that he blamed the Obama administration for destabilizing the region in Syria and creating the perfect climate for a group like ISIS to grow and flourish, Americans were shocked. They believed that because Trump clearly saw that Obama’s downfall was his determination to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, then surely Trump would be different.
2. Trump once railed against Clinton for catering to Wall Street—then he did the same thing when he pardoned five megabanks for rampant fraud and corruption.
During the 2016 election, Trump was one of many who scrutinized Clinton for charging nearly $3 million for the speeches she gave to major Wall Street banks from 2013 to 2015. In addition to using Clinton’s ties to Wall Street as talking points during presidential debates, Trump openly criticized her on Twitter, claiming that “Hillary will never reform Wall Street! She is owned by Wall Street!”
However, during the first year of his presidency, Trump quietly issued pardons to Citigroup, JPMorgan, Barclays, UBS and Deutsche Bank—all megabanks facing charges of fraud and corruption. This move is notable, not only because it goes against Trump’s claims on the campaign trail, but also because he reportedly owes at least one of the banks a significant amount of money.
5. Trump said he wanted to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for its role in 9/11, but he appears to be taking notes from the Clintons and he is now closer to the Saudis than ever.
once Trump was in office, his tune quickly changed, and he must have realized why the Clinton Foundation accepted $25 million in donations from a country that denies basic civil rights to a number of its citizens.
Saudi Arabia became the first stop on Trump’s first foreign trip as president, which helped to pave the way for the completion of the largest single arms deal in U.S. history. He has since worked with the Saudi government to bring unprecedented death and destruction to the poorest country in the Middle East, and the reign of terror shows no signs of stopping any time soon.