We have all heard it time and time again – Donald Trump is shrewd negotiator. Many Trump voters voted because Trump was going to make changes in Washington. His negotiating skills will “make American great again” they all collectively proclaimed. Guess what, Trump’s negotiating “skill” is just plain fake.
But, but, Donald Trump has negotiated a rising economy and has brought Kim Un Jong to heel, is the collective groan from the Trump supporters. There is no question that the economy is up, but does Trump deserve full credit for it is up for debate. Likewise, there are mixed reports about whether North Korea is working towards de-nuclearization.
But what is not for debate are two uncomfortable truths.
México will pay for the wall.
Donald Trump promised México will pay for the wall, but the wall debate is now centered on when Congress will fund it. In other words, you, the American taxpayer is slated to pay for the wall. Of course, that is assuming that the wall gets built, in the first place.
So much for Donald Trump’s negotiating acumen.
Donald Trump wants a military parade.
Donald Trump has demanded a military parade. Trump was looking forward to a military parade where he could bask in the fiction that he is a military man.
But there is no military parade, instead Trump will make a run to France to watch their parade.
Because Donald Trump could not negotiate a deal where the parade could be had for an acceptable price to the taxpayers. This, from the man that has direct control over federal lands and the military itself. Heck, as commander-in-chief he commands many military bases with parade grounds, but somehow Trump’s “negotiating skills” wouldn’t allow him to have his military parade.
So much for Donald Trump’s negotiating skills.