If there’s one thing that Donald Trump swears makes him fit to be the president of the United States, it his skills as a negotiator. He will negotiate the best deals. With China. With Iran. With Mexico. He’ll make Mexico pay for the wall. That’s a fact.
America will have the best-negotiated deals, all thanks to Donald Trump. If there is one fucking thing Trump has hung his hat on this campaign, it is that.
Well, how’s this for negotiation?
The New York Times Magazine has a post-mortem on Trump’s hunt for a vice-president and, hoo baby, take a look at this anecdote.
One day this past May, Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., reached out to a senior adviser to Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, who left the presidential race just a few weeks before. As a candidate, Kasich declared in March that Trump was “really not prepared to be president of the United States,” and the following month he took the highly unusual step of coordinating with his rival Senator Ted Cruz in an effort to deny Trump the nomination. But according to the Kasich adviser (who spoke only under the condition that he not be named), Donald Jr. wanted to make him an offer nonetheless: Did he have any interest in being the most powerful vice president in history?
When Kasich’s adviser asked how this would be the case, Donald Jr. explained that his father’s vice president would be in charge of domestic and foreign policy.
Don’t overplay your hand too much there, dude.
But, wait. Where would that leave Donald Trump? If foreign AND domestic policy were handled by his vice president, what would he do?
Then what, the adviser asked, would Trump be in charge of?
“Making America great again” was the casual reply.
Give the whole thing a read this afternoon because it is great.
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