"Good campaigners sell big campaign lies and once they get into the government and they see how it actually works, they recognize that the situation is quite different. And for an outsider, such as Donald Trump, I think it might be even more the case," Kreps told Radio Sputnik.
For instance, the US President recently changed his attitude towards NATO saying that the military alliance is not obsolete anymore.
In Kreps's opinion, Trump's behavior sends "confusing signals."
"In March, Trump had said that NATO was obsolete, and just yesterday and the day before he said: ‘You know I just realized I said NATO is obsolete, but I actually didn't mean that — scratch that.' So, I think we are all trying to understand: what he is doing — is it a sort of incompetence? Is it ignorance? Is this totally a part of his strategy to be seen as sort of unpredictable?" the expert wondered.
According to her, the main question is whether this inconsistency will continue or is it just Trump "learning on his new job."
Moreover, last Friday, Trump launched an airstrike on a Syrian air base in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack in Idlib although during his campaign the current US president criticized his predecessor — Barack Obama — for even considering such actions.
Answering the question about the reasons behind such changes, Kreps said:
"I think it may just be that Trump is finally sort of recognizing that the reason why the US has had a certain foreign policy for decades, is because there are a lot of structural factors that pushed them in that direction. And I think he is starting to recognize that."