It’s almost a hundred days into the Trump presidency and I’m beginning to get some insight into the new president’s negotiating strategy.
I call it extortion.
It’s the way mobsters “negotiate.” They threaten you, “make you an offer you can’t refuse.” leave your race horse’s head on your bed during the night – that kind of unwholesome stuff.
And that’s the kind of stuff Trump seems to favor.
Take his budget “offer” in talks to avoid a government shutdown. He is proposing to cut off fnnds for health care unless the Democrats vote for money to start building his Mexican-border wall.
That’s right. He would let millions of Americans sicken and die as a bargaining chip.
Welcome to the new America, folks, a country where the president “negotiates” like a member of the Mob.