President Trump is always in a negotiation always has been. The Democrats and his RINO opposition are accustomed to spending other people’s money so their idea of negotiation is not the same as Trump’s. This is why Dick Durbin got spanked like a red-headed step child in the immigration meeting. Trump played him. Told him he would sign whatever bill they brought and take the heat. Then Durbin exposed his hand and Trump told him to pound sand.
What they do not realize is he has made his fortune in deal making. In fact he wrote a very popular book called the art of the deal. Many of these quotes have no doubt guided him in his first year of the Presidency.
MY STYLE of deal-making is quite simple and straightforward. I aim very high, and then I just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to get what I’m after.
I discovered, for the first time but not the last, that politicians don’t care too much what things cost. It’s not their money.
My people keep telling me I shouldn’t write letters like this to critics. The way I see it, critics get to say what they want to about my work, so why shouldn’t I be able to say what I want to about theirs?
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I don’t hire a lot of number-crunchers, and I don’t trust fancy marketing surveys. I do my own surveys and draw my own conclusions.
The point is that if you are a little different, or a little outrageous, or if you do things that are bold or controversial, the press is going to write about you.
Leverage: don’t make deals without it.
Because much more often than you’d think, sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.
I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. Most people think small, because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.
Most people think small because they are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning.
The worst of times often create the best opportunities to make good deals.
“Our country is in serious trouble. We don’t have victories anymore. We used to have victories, but we don’t have them. When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say China, in a trade deal? I beat China all the time. All the time.”
“Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault.”
“He’s not a war hero,” Trump explained, shocking the event’s moderator. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured
I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me –and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
“I’ve read hundreds of books about China over the decades. I know the Chinese. I’ve made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind.”
“good publicity is preferable to bad, but from a bottom-line perspective, bad publicity is sometimes better than no publicity at all. Controversy, in short, sells.”
“And if it can’t be fun, what’s the point?”
“The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people’s fantasies. People may not always think big themselves. but they can get very excited by those who do. That is why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest, the greatest and the most spectacular.”