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In an Oval Office meeting earlier this month, President Trump gave his top trade negotiator, Robert Lighthizer, an Art of the Deal-style coaching session on how to negotiate with the South Koreans.
Trump’s impromptu coaching came in the middle of a pivotal conversation with top officials about whether or not to withdraw from the U.S.-Korean trade deal. Sources familiar with the conversation paraphrased the exchange for Axios, and the White House did not dispute this account.
A number of senior officials and cabinet secretaries were present for the conversation, including Defense Secretary Mattis, Agriculture Secretary Perdue, and Secretary of State Tillerson. At issue was whether the U.S. would withdraw from the Korean trade deal — an action Trump threatened but still hasn’t done.
“You’ve got 30 days, and if you don’t get concessions then I’m pulling out,” Trump told Lighthizer.
“Ok, well I’ll tell the Koreans they’ve got 30 days,” Lighthizer replied.
“No, no, no,” Trump interjected. “That’s not how you negotiate. You don’t tell them they’ve got 30 days. You tell them, ‘This guy’s so crazy he could pull out any minute’.”
“That’s what you tell them: Any minute,” Trump continued. “And by the way, I might. You guys all need to know I might. You don’t tell them 30 days. If they take 30 days they’ll stretch this out.”
Trump Derangement Syndrome is a consequence of having a President you hate who’s smarter than you and knows how to push your buttons. In other words, Trump has Game.
All that’s left to hope is that Trump uses his mindfucking powers for Nationalist Good instead of Globalist Evil. DACA, imo, will be the first real test of his loyalties. The entire Globohomo establishment, the uniparty, the media, plus a majority of shitlib Whites and their yippy nonwhite pets want DACA enshrined in law. Those of us who see the demographic nation-wrecking writing on the wall want DACA whacked, all 800,000-leading-inevitably-to-millions of illegals sent packing for their native homeland. 4D chess means nothing if you’ve boxed your own king into a corner to save one of your pawns.