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  • Yes and a very bad one.

    I wonder how he was able to become a successful businessman with such poor negotiating skills. Seriously, we can just cancel a meeting with the president of another sovereign state because he does not agree with you. Trump would have invited the Mexican president and here his reasons as to why Mexico can not fund the construction of the border wall.

  • Yes, I think so.

    So he signed for the border wall before the meeting with the Mexican President, rather than working the details out first. Then said Mexico would pay for the wall, without any agreement on the other side. Then Mexico said we wont pay for the wall and cancelled the meeting. All within the first week .

  • Yes, it was.

    President Trump's first negotiation was with the Mexican president over the proposed border wall. The negotiation was a humiliation because there was no negotiation--there was no meeting. Trump was able to tick off the Mexican President using his Twitter account. Trump should be humiliated that he did not even get a meeting.

  • Trump Was Insulted - Here Lies Mexico

    The first thirty seconds of the video were nothing but toxic unfounded assaults on Trump supporters. Mexico will absolutely pay for that wall, but now it's a question of how much money they are willing to throw down the drain. NBC has ZERO credibility due to their maligning of their President. The whole Trump quote from a two-part tweet is:

    "
    The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers of jobs and companies lost. If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting
    "
    Then Mexico decided that they need to lose a lot of money before considering paying for stopping their problems.

    All Trump has done is essentially give Mexico a false lead, and then they'll find their nice moneymaking industries losing a very large revenue stream, and maybe it would have been a good idea to pay for that wall. He says a few words and no more cruise ships to Mexico or imports of Mexican goods. An outright embargo would probably make Mexico cry sweet would-be Trump Stumper tears. To be honest, the bit players allegedly leading Mexico should have paid up promptly, but now they get to sweat it out.

  • It was a disaster not a humiliation.

    Trump has just proven to the entire world that he is a bully. The US has every right to build a wall or as many walls as it needs. It does not have the right to ask anyone else to pay for it. What Trump is doing is a form of extortion. I hope Europe, Australia and I can't believe I'm saying this, China step up to bolster Mexico's economy.

  • Mexico will pay.

    Only because it is not in the form of a direct payment, does not mean they will not pay for it. Trump himself said that it is unlikely to be in the form of a direct payment but more likely to be in the form of a trade border tax. A border tax would be great as not only would Mexico pay, but Mexican companies would likely bump up their product prices for sale in America, which would give American companies the edge over Mexican companies. Trump is a genius.


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Arget says2017-01-28T13:16:43.653
Trump's methods of negotiation are
1) Bribe the local politician
2) Smear his opponent and make himself out as righteous
3) Bully anyone who is weaker or in an inferior position

The first isn't going to work when you are trying extortion, and the third isn't going to work on the world stage unless you plan for war. No amount of publicity is going to make mexico pay for Trump's wall. That leaves us with either a global trade war that will isolate america, or actually invading mexico.