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Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

FILE- In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the media during a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. The “America First” president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal’s a deal. The administration says it is reviewing these accords and could still pull out of them. A day after certifying Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, Tillerson attacked the accord and listed examples of Iran’s bad behavior. His tone suggested that even if Iran is fulfilling the letter of its nuclear commitments, the deal remains on unsure footing.(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

FILE- In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the media during a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. The “America First” president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal’s a deal. The administration says it is reviewing these accords and could still pull out of them. A day after certifying Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, Tillerson attacked the accord and listed examples of Iran’s bad behavior. His tone suggested that even if Iran is fulfilling the letter of its nuclear commitments, the deal remains on unsure footing.(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)  (The Associated Press)

The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal.

President Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric is colliding with reality, from NAFTA to the Iran nuclear agreement to the Paris climate accord.

The U.S. has yet to withdraw from any of these economic, environmental or national security deals despite repeated pledges to rip up, renegotiate or otherwise alter them, as Trump's past criticism turns to tacit embrace of several key elements of U.S. foreign policy.

Trump had called the Iran deal the "worst" ever, and claimed climate change was "a hoax." But in place of action, the Trump administration is only reviewing these agreements.