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[–] Poco 6 points 37 points (+43|-6) ago 

Trump has no ability to negotiate

You don't get into the position he is in without the ability to negotiate. Just because he sounds like a blowhard that always gets what he wants doesn't mean that there isn't a lot of negotiating going on in the back rooms to make his real estate deals work. He has even said as much if you look into it.

The concern would be that his willingness to make concessions in negotiations is probably inversely proportional to the power he thinks he has. The more power he has the more he can ignore other people's concerns and just demand what he wants. When negotiating foreign policy that is either a good thing or a bad thing. Do what I say because I'm the USA and will destroy you is powerful if you think he will follow through. Who wouldn't think he would follow through with that?

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[–] wang2chung 1 point 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Trump received his position from his real estate magnate father. He didn't earn it. He's bankrupted several ventures which were deferred to tax payers. His negotiation skills are one way tactics and he has the charisma of a wet turd.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 1 point 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

he's openly admitted that the bankruptcies were a business move. let me lay this out because you still haven't caught on: he entered into a deal with the intention of going bankrupt as a likely possibility because it was a profitable move to do so. he violated the spirit of the law and exploited it for his gain. in the process he may have ripped off some asshole bankers americans love that shit.

when he admits that more openly and AT THE SAME TIME calls for reform of shitty laws like that you'll figure out what he's really up to. he laid the groundwork at the debate, making note about buying politicians. his whole deal is "don't hate the player hate the game" and that's a winner.

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[–] anonthing 1 point 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Trump was heir to his father's ~$250 million real estate company. He could easily have gotten to his position doing nothing at all.

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[–] reconstructedcaribou 1 point 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

I don't see how increasing your business by 4000% (+assets) is easy or something that is done without effort or skill.

Unless I'm doing something wrong and this $250 in my wallet should be $10k when I wake up.

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[–] NateThomas1979 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

That would be my fear from a foreign policy standpoint. He has all the forcefulness of Putin, but none of the restraint. Definitely the type of person you want having control over a LOT of weapons and the most powerful military in the world....

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[–] Zodi 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Exactly. Welcome to actual Totalitarianism.

The support trump is getting is scary.