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Conservative radio talk show host Glenn Beck joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper Thursday to talk about President Donald Trump’s reversal on several key issues, including NATO, foreign affairs, and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Starting with the latest reports that Bannon is moving further outside Trump’s inner circle, Beck noted that Bannon was heavily involved in several measures that did not succeed, which likely caused tension between him and the president.
“Bannon was instrumental in a few things that didn’t go well for the president, and the president likes to win,” Beck said. “Also I don’t know anybody who would bet against the son-in-law winning in the end,” referring to reports that first daughter Ivanka Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, is increasing his influence in the administration.
Discussing Trump’s reversal on putting sanctions on China, a country Trump himself previously said was the biggest currency manipulator in the world, Beck noted that the president's supporters might feel betrayed:
It connected with a lot of people … because there were people out in the country that — really Donald Trump was their last hope. How do they feel today when the president reverses all of this policy, and that’s where they put their stock?
“He’s just abandoned a lot of people,” Beck added.
Cooper went on to state that Trump is now adopting policies that he ran against during the 2016 Republican Primary.
“Things he stood by and said very loudly and very effectively on the campaign trail, I mean the currency manipulator is one," Cooper said. "NATO was obsolete, now it’s not obsolete even though nothing really has changed with NATO, it’s just the president has changed.”
Beck, noting that he warned his audience these problems would likely occur, told Cooper, “He doesn’t have a core. He goes for the win. And that can be dangerous if things start to fall apart economically or in the world.”
“The president is on the verge of beginning to look like another Republican who said stuff, didn’t mean it, and turned into Reince Priebus or Paul Ryan, and that’s not good,” Beck concluded.
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Sara Gonzales is the host of “The News & Why It Matters.”