Trump does politics the way he does business

He is the ultimate anti-politician and that is why I like him so much. His is a fresh new way of negotiating and it is brutal and to the point. He is not afraid to use the sales technique of “the takeaway” in a negotiation.

When a customer cannot make up their mind or a business you are negotiating with is getting difficult you take the deal/offer off the table. Instead of trying to convince them to take it you make the decision that they can no longer have it. Human nature is such that it will make them want it even more. They are then in the position of trying to convince you why you should put it back on the table.

Here is the latest Trump example of him not being afraid to take a great deal off the table in order to get the other party to agree to what he wants.

President Donald Trump says he is committed to sanctioning and placing tariffs on foreign countries who refuse to take back their nationals after being deported from the United States.
[…] Trump promised to put tariffs on the goods of countries and sanction others that refused their nationals in an “America First” initiative that past administrations under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama failed to implement.

They have a great deal from America that means no tariffs on their goods and he is promising to remove that great deal if they refuse to take their own people back. Brilliant! I am sure that it will be a very effective negotiation tool.

[…] if they don’t take them back, we’ll put sanctions on the countries. We’ll put tariffs on the countries. They’ll take them back so fast your head will spin. We’ll just tariff their goods coming in, and they’ll take them back in two seconds.

[…] We’ve had a very weak policy. We bring them back; they say, “We don’t want them.” And why should they? They killed five people. Why would they want them? And we will do something with regard to sanctions and tariffs, where they will […] Every country is the same.

And the other is, we give a lot of aid to some of those countries. And to those countries, we’ll stop giving aid, and they will take them back instantaneously. Okay? You just have to let us know just who they are. A lot of ways to handle it. But you can only handle it economically, because otherwise — you know, you’re not going to force them in. And that’s so easy to solve. It sounded difficult, but it’s not.

[…] Assistant Secretary of State Carl Risch said some of the worst offenders of not taking back their nationals include China, […] countries like China, for example, has a long history of not taking back their removal cases,” Risch said. “But most recently, in September, we started a visa sanction plan with Guinea, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. And we’re seeing some progress there. The visa sanctions do work in these cases, sir.  And we’re seeing that there are people going back to these countries that would not have gone back a year or two ago.”

[…] Trump’s State Department hit Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Cambodia, and Guinea with sanctions back in mid-2017 after the countries would not take back their nationals from the U.S.

The move by the Trump administration comes in the form of a “visa suspension,” where foreign nationals are barred from entering the U.S. on any of the various visa programs.[…]

Who would have guessed it? No being a soft touch and a walkover actually works. All those countries needed was some tough love to get them to fall into line.


Surprise surprise the take away technique actually works

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