Opinion: Trump sees the world as winners and losers. Where's the art in that?

July 18, 2016

By Linda Stamato and Sandy Jaffe

There has never been a presidential candidate quite like Donald Trump, and certainly not one in recent years who has leaned on his “deal-making” success in his quest for the nation’s highest political office.

Trump set the tone for his confrontational negotiation style when, during the announcement of his run for president, he said:

When was the last time anybody saw us beating, let’s say China, in a trade deal?  They kill us. I beat China all the time.  All the time.”

But, international relations and global diplomacy, not to mention domestic politics and governing, require the experience, the instincts and skills to manage crises and to solve problems. Gaining victories at the expense of those who occupy the same planet is hardly wise strategy.

NJ.com, July 17

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