We now know that President Trump is not only a practitioner of the “madman theory” of international politics but also at the negotiating table.
It’s ironic that while most pundits and the media kept up a steady drumbeat that he was going to give away the store, he did just the opposite, holding out for a better deal.
Maybe that shouldn’t be so surprising. After all, he wouldn’t be the first businessman to use that tactic in trying to clinch a deal. Brinkmanship is a piece of standard equipment for him and others in that world.
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