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[–] PlayByPlayAnnouncer 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

You're getting downvoated because you're making ridiculous and clearly false claims.

To be clear, the statement,

Trump has no ability to negotiate.

is patently incorrect. That statement has a truth value of "incorrect", therefore, I downvoat you until you stop the hyperbole and start contributing to the dialogue.

And then let's compare it to who is negotiating: John Kerry. In another life, I worked for this man. I know first hand that he is bumbling nincompoop. I can think of 10 personal friends with more international experience in business and negotiating who would be more qualified, and that's not meant to talk up my friends. He's a dolt.

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[–] NateThomas1979 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Or you could understand that the context is in foreign policy not in business. Do you really think that Trump has any ability to negotiate with Putin? As in Putin gives him ANY respect whatsoever? I'm sure that Putin would meet with him, but to think that if Trump became the US president, that North Korea, Russia, Iran, etc. would look at Trump and be willing to negotiate is naivety. They would laugh in his face.

My point is not that Trump doesn't have the ability to try to negotiate. He has no respect from the outside world and therefore no ability short of military threat to produce change. Of course, Trump could always put someone else in that place, but that still leaves you an empty figurehead as your world leader.

The point is salient, even if you disagree with it. I personally would laugh to his face if I was one of those leaders. He's a blowhard, even he will tell you that he whines. ""I do whine because I want to win and I'm not happy about not winning and I am a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win."

This is the guy that supposedly will be able to negotiate with our enemies?

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[–] PlayByPlayAnnouncer 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

You're done. You have no idea what is going on. You're speaking in fragments.

My point is not that Trump doesn't have the ability to try to negotiate.

Not that he doesn't have the ability, to try, to negotiate...

You don't have a coherent position. I can't even disagree with it: it makes no sense.