Trump has failed at so many negotiations during his Presidency that its laughable that some still view him as a master negotiator. Having a lot of money doesn’t make you a good negotiator, understanding the circumstances does.
Trump is NOT a good negotiator and neve has been. See the death of the USFL as one very obvious historic example, see China and Iran for more current failures.
So, its only fitting that Trump’s time comes to an end (hopefully) with yet anther failed negotiation, the latest failing because HE NEFOTIATED AGAINST HIS OWN BUDGET (lol)
NOTE THE FIRST TWO WORDS OF THIS HEADLINE:
In reversal, Trump signs spending bill, unlocking Covid aid and averting shutdown The bill averts a government shutdown and restores unemployment benefits that had expired after the president delayed signing it.
President Donald Trump backtracked Sunday and signed a $2.3 trillion package that combines Covid-19 relief with government funding.
His last-minute decision, coming after he caused days of legislative chaos by lacerating a bill his own aides had negotiated, will restore enhanced unemployment assistance that expired Sunday and avert a shutdown that would have begun Tuesday.
Trump issued a statement with the signing. You have to pay close attention to see he literally folded:
“In a statement Sunday announcing that he had signed the relief bill while claiming that both chambers of Congress would begin the process of meeting some of his demands“
“begin the process” lol
this is “we will look into it” respomnse from Vongress.
here are Trump’s own words:
“”I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill,” Trump said.”
“with a strong message.”
Hey, but he’s sending back a “formal rescission request,” right?
sure . . of his OWN budget (lol) and . . .the rescind request is a reference to the “Impoundment Control Act of 1974”
“The act allows for a president to request that Congress rescind appropriated funds, but Congress can ignore such requests, and such cuts are highly unlikely. “
So, again . . WHO IS TO BLAME, THE SNAKE OIL SALESEMAN OR HIS REPEAT CUSTOMERS, THE POCKET-LINING “REVEREND” OR THE FLOCK WHO REPEATEDY DONATES?
“President Trump complained for nearly a week about a “disgraceful” $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and 2021 spending package Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin helped negotiate, “only to sign it and get nothing in return?” Politico’s Playbook editors Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer marveled Monday morning. “Trump got taken to the cleaners.”
After this “bizarre, embarrassing episode,” all Trump proved is that “he had no discernible strategy and no hand to play,” Palmer and Sherman write. “He folded, and got nothing besides a few days of attention and chaos. … Zip. Zero. Zilch.” Trump issued a statement insisting he got promises out of Congress, they note, but “he’ll never get the spending rescissions he’s asking for — like, zero chance” — and his support for a vote on $2,000 stimulus checks will only “split the Republican Party on the way out the door.”
“This is probably the most fitting coda to Trump’s presidency, and a neat encapsulation of his relationship with Congress,” Palmer and Sherman argue. “He never cared to understand the place and was disengaged from its work. They’ll be laughing — er, scratching their heads — at your genius about this one for a while, Mr. President.”