The way Donald Trump negotiates shows that he has experience and “skin in the game.”
Donald Trump negotiates deals with nations the way he negotiated real estate deals. While other candidates have claimed that business experience qualified them to govern, it’s always been vaguely described. The U.S. government can’t be run “like a business” in many ways, because it doesn’t exist at the pleasure of customers.
But in the particular area of negotiating, Tump’s experience and his passionate identification with middle America (by choice, mostly) truly give him an edge. It seems that previous negotiators weren’t as committed to getting a deal that would help most Americans.
The Washington Examiner reports, “Stephen Miller: Trump America’s ‘negotiator-in-chief,’ what voters wanted ‘times 10.’”
“Everything that the American people hoped for when they cast that ballot for change for a new kind of leadership in Washington, everything that they hoped they would get, I am telling you that they not only received it, but they’ve gotten it times 10,” said senior aide Stephen Miller.
“Donald Trump is the lobbyist for every hard working American,” he said, eager to counter some bad press to describe Trump’s hands-on style.
“They can have 100 percent confidence that when their interests are on the line and the president is in the room whether he’s negotiating with Congress, whether he’s negotiating with foreign governments, whether he is negotiating with international organizations, whatever the engagement may be, that his first and last consideration is what’s good for America and the citizens of this country and he is unwavering in fighting for the things that the people of this country care about,” he added.
Aides described the behind-the-scenes Trump as in intense negotiator armed with details and who takes the lead in talks.
On trade, for example, they have said he is quick to challenge world leaders and demand better deals.
On military burden, he’s prompted some NATO nations to pay a bigger share and has questioned some allies on why U.S. taxpayers should be paying to station troops in their countries.
“When he goes into these meetings, he is America’s negotiator-in-chief. And he is looking at every single item in every single negotiation,” Miller said in an interview.
The bottom line is that Trump is working hard to fulfill his campaign promise.
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