Just the latest hare brained Trump terrible negotiation telegraphing his punches that won’t happen.
Look at how terrible Trump was in the last week of China negotiations. I don’t think he could have **** the bed any harder if he was trying to.
First, you had various factions of the Trump administration with competing agendas saying and doing different things and undercutting each other. A competent, engage President would have deliberations and form a common consensus that everybody backed. Trump can’t do that because he doesn’t have the skill or experience.
That led to actual, “profanity laced tirades” of the Trump administration over disagreements in front of the Chinese they were negotiating with. Gee, I wonder if the Chinese were licking their chops over being able to exploit those deep divisions within the Trump administration, which all goes back to my first point.
Then Trump got on Twitter and publicly announced some pretty sensitive concessions, which Congress then moved to block. Trump took away his own negotiating space because he’s so desperateto be seen as a Leaderly Leader Doing Leadership.
Then Trump leaks about the concessions China had agreed to, forcing China to publicly deny those concessions. Trump not takes away his own negotiating space, he takes away China’s negotiating space.
Then after the trade talks fail, the Trump administration goes back to publicly stabbing each other in the back, leaks to the NY Times disparaging info about each other, setting the stage for massive distrust within your own ranks and letting everybody know nothing is going to change if and when talks resume.
What a bunch of incompetent, front running putzes being led the King of Incompetent Putzes.