On Monday, a former executive of The Trump Organization Barbara Res and President Donald Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio explained to CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the president has always lacked solid deal-making skills.
With a month into the government shutdown, the president has failed to get Congress to approve billions in funding for his border wall. Negotiations remain in a stalemate making this the longest shut down in history.
“Is Donald Trump a master negotiator?” Cooper asked.
“He is used to getting his way and is demanding. But he’s never been any kind of a collaborator. He’s never worked with other people,” Res said. “He was a one-man show.”
She said that Trump is allowing his “ego” to get in the way of working with Democrats to end the shutdown and that he thinks it’s all about him.
“Was President Trump actually a great deal maker when he was a businessman or was that more public relations than reality?” Cooper then asked D’Antonio.
He explained that Trump is a “salesman” and has sold the world a false reputation of who he really is.
“He built his reputation on him selling himself and this ‘deal making’ thing is a part of that and he has sold himself to people. In looking back at it, well, some deals were good but most of them were not so good,” D’Antonio said.
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Confederate battle flag banned — Marine Corps declares it a ‘threat to our core values’
The United States Marine Corps banned the public display of the Confederate battle flag on Friday.
"Depictions of the Confederate battle flag are unauthorized in public and work spaces aboard an installation," the Marine Corps wrote in guidance to the troops.
The ban applies to bumper stickers, clothing and flags among other items.
"The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the Marines explained.
"Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society," the continued. "The presents a threat to our core values, unit cohesion, security, and good order and discipline."
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Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed
George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.
"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."