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Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:23 PM

Here's how Trump is playing his "signed deal" with Mexico.

1). MAJOR DEAL! Details to follow. (and he'll happily provide his tax returns as soon as his audit is finished).

2). MAGAts and bots are rapid-firing "Art of the Deal' in response to his tweet.

3). Anyone here with even minimal experience in sales knows that a bad / inexperienced salesperson will keep whittling down the "deal" in order to close the sale.

Drop the price, add incentives, cave. An seasoned / experienced salesperson does their homework, sizes up their prospects, knows before the first conversation takes place that they need what is being offered and they can afford it. Yes, there are excuses and dodges along the way, and an experienced salesperson knows how to deal with them.

Yes, Mexico would be hurt by the tariffs. But they also have access to the same analysis / data that we do, so they know that the U.S. would be hurt by them as well. So it's not a matter of Mexico stepping up to the "bargaining table" and Trump is holding all the cards.

The critical aspect of this is that they signed a deal, and we have no idea what that deal was. Trump is promoting it as something that will "reduce, or even eliminate illegal immigration." In reality, it could simply be one more shiny object to wave in front of the MAGAts, of the same magnitude as getting a free toaster for opening a checking account at the local small-town bank.

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Reply Here's how Trump is playing his "signed deal" with Mexico. (Original post)
Miles Archer Jun 7 OP
ooky Jun 7 #1
Wellstone ruled Jun 7 #2
EleanorR Jun 7 #3
Miles Archer Jun 7 #4
EleanorR Jun 7 #5
Miles Archer Jun 7 #6
EleanorR Jun 7 #7

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:30 PM

1. President Fraud and Fox News have sold them another bucket of shit.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:50 PM

2. Senate Rethugs forced Ponzi Don to

find a face save for himself or they would end his bullshit. Wall Street and the Chamber of Commerce threw in the towel on this Guy more than a month ago.

This was all about a friggin Wall nothing more nothing less.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 10:55 PM

3. Is Mexico paying for the wall now donnie?

I don't believe they signed anything.

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:15 PM

4. That's the point, though...

...they literally could have signed "anything."

I seriously doubt that they made a major, iron-clad commitment to aid Trump in his pursuit of a second term.

Also, who's going to measure the "success" of this "deal?" There is no consistent, daily number of people crossing the border.

If 10 people attempt to cross on Monday and 5 cross on Friday, he can trumpet that as a 50% reduction, all immediately attributable to his "deal."

And that's exactly what he will do.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:22 PM

5. Then his emergency is over and he no longer needs his wall

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:28 PM

6. It's certainly a convenient excuse for not building it when the MAGAts vote in 2020.

"We don't need it because we did something better." And he'll say that while standing under one of his "promises made, promises kept" banners.

He won't be held accountable for any "facts" surrounding that.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 7, 2019, 11:35 PM

7. Maybe, maybe not

His fans are gullible and ignorant and only so much can be done about that.

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