Eugene Robinson Knocks Trump’s Negotiation Skills: ‘He Ought to Read This Book, Art of the Deal‘
On Friday night, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson knocked President Donald Trump‘s negotiation skills and habit of going back on “made deals.”
Robinson’s remarks came during a conversation with Ari Melber on MSNBC about the stalled negotiation talks.
“Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker, will come in with her own agenda and her own priorities and her own sense of what’s important, and it won’t be the same as Donald Trump’s,” Robinson said, stressing that in just days Pelosi and the Democrats will take control of the House.
He then wondered why Pelosi would ever take any deal that gets negotiated or anything Mick Mulvaney says as “holy writ” especially “given Donald Trump’s record of simply going back on deals that everybody else thinks are made deals?”
He then said this: “There’s no incentive for Democrats to move knowing that Trump is going to pull the rug out from under the whole thing at the last minute as soon as Ann Coulter has indigestion.”
“I’m confused, Gene, because when you put it that way it makes it sound like he’s not a good negotiator,” Melber then quipped.
“I think he ought to read this book, Art of the Deal, that my college classmate, Tony Schwartz, wrote and some guy named Trump got his name on it, too,” Robinson replied, with a laugh.
Watch above, via MSNBC
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