I'm not sure if it was on this thread or another, but Trump is, first and foremost, a businessman. Threatening to axe NAFTA is a negotiating tactic. We'll see how Justin's crew handles the US team. Wanna bet he caves in? He's gonna run...
Trump is a real estate dealer. Not one of the chairmen or CEOs of the Fortune 500 consider him a heavyweight. Further, Trump isn't making this deal. As I said above, Trump has neither the intelligence nor the attention span to deal in serious diplomatic negotiations.
He's a loudmouth.
Whether the Fortune 500 types consider him a member of the club or not, he has earned and lost a lot of money over the years. For a lightweight, he managed to work himself into the presidency. Love him or hate him, he's done what most of us will never accomplish.
Yep, he's a highly skilled con man. He's not a businessman or negotiator in any significant sense.
I think that whatever he is, he's managed to roll it over into money and has landed the No. 1 job in the US. It skill takes a degree of skill to land that job.
We'll have agree to disagree, I guess. I prefer to think that becoming president of the US is not something that just anyone can manage. What I noticed was he was set upon by politicians and the media from the get go. I would say more than any other president in my memory. To date, little of the mud they have slung has stuck.
Whatever he is or whatever his plans, the truth lies somewhere between the media's accusations and what his advisors have said. Since I am not an American, I look upon him differently. He is not the devil or a saviour. I do not see him as a threat to the world. I see him as someone who came in from the outside and is shaking things up.
The US hasn't fallen apart. You are not teetering on the brink of war or economic collapse, from what I see anyway. The Russian thing has fizzled. As has Syria. Life goes on in those places. And NK? No doubt if they fire on Japan, or any other nation for that matter, Trump will be blamed, and he wasn't responsible for any of what that country is doing.
In some respects, he's a scapegoat.
NAFTA may be renegotiated, but it is not under any special threat.
It's a fascinating movie we're watching.
Yes, it is.
IMO, we're seeing a divergent style of governing that no one has seen before. Or, at least, in recent memory. Everyone the world over is used to the US being a certain way. Some of what Trump is doing is not falling into that pattern.
Change is unsettling for most people.
I have no crystal ball, but the US is too strong to fall apart in the way that so many media outlets are suggesting. I tells me that the media has no faith in their own citizens, their Constitution, or their democracy generally.
The troubles with ISIS, NK, and negotiating with China are things that have to be addressed IMV. And while Trump may say something unusual on Twitter, he has government officials that handle trade negotiations, diplomacy and the law. What he says and what happens won't (or don't) always come together. Checks and balances are in play. Things that you and I cannot see happening because they occur in the back rooms of government.
The world is still spinning around the sun unimpeded.
Indeed. Plus He sure LOVES using ATTENTION seeking tactics Perhaps the concept of "professionalism " is quite different under Trump. Intelligent , strategic creative and even aggressive tactics are par for the course in negotiations. But a degree of professionalism is also imperative. Otherwise the process degrades to something less than civilized.Suspect that all three parties have talented and skilled negotiators at this process. So why not leave the task to the negotiators and stop blabbing about it on Twitter?? Why play your hand in public??It seems counter productive. Of course the question remains whether Trump even goes along with the negotiations and their outcomes. His impetuous behavior can ignore all the work the negotiators do. and do what HE wants anyhow. There is a pattern of that conduct now.
So you can't provide for your family?
Sad....why did you have three kids if you can't take care of them?