The president took to Twitter this Thursday afternoon to complain about the job. Apparently, for him, it’s “going to be very difficult” to meet with Chinese leadership next week, although if it’s going to be so hard, then perhaps he should have thought of that before running for office.
Trump took to Twitter this Thursday afternoon with the following message:
‘The meeting next week with China will be a very difficult one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits and job losses. American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives.’
…and job losses. American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017
What universe is Trump living in? There are a number of ways that you can take this latest Twitter message from the Grand Tweeter in Chief, and none of them are pretty.
First of all, as previously mentioned, did Trump not know that the presidency was going to present him with formidable tasks? It’s not at all promising that he’s complaining to Twitter about how “very difficult” an apparently routine meeting is.
Is Trump planning on going into this meeting with the intent to have all of his demands satisfied at once? That’s how he’s approached negotiations so many times in the past, and there’s no indication that he’s decided to stop approaching negotiations that way now that he’s president.
Just in the past couple of weeks, Trump entered into negotiations with Congressional Republicans over healthcare with the mindset of “My Way or the Highway.” If Trump approaches a meeting with the Chinese in the same fashion, nothing good will come of it.
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