Skip to comments.Trump Supporter: Read The Art of the Deal to Understand What He's Doing
Posted on 12/08/2015 11:25:17 AM PST by servo1969
RUSH: George, Kingwood, Texas. Sir, great to have you with us. Hi.
CALLER: Hi, Rush! Mega dittos.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Big fan.
RUSH: Thank you much.
CALLER: Look, Rush, what Donald Trump is doing -- what he talks about -- is what he talks about in The Art of the Deal. These Grahamnesty, establishment GOP and media types should know Donald Trump is about business --
RUSH: You see?
CALLER: -- and it's what he wrote in The Art of the Deal.
RUSH: This is fabulous.
CALLER: What he's leading with is a bombastic offer.
RUSH: This is absolutely great. George, thank you. Thank you very much. I appreciate the service that you just performed. Let me explain to you what it is. George here is a Trump supporter. You know what that means? George supports Trump. George has undertaken to understand as much about Trump as he can. One of the things he's done is he's read Trump's book called The Art of the Deal. What does Trump talk about constantly in this campaign?
He's gonna do great deals. We got stupid leaders doing bad deals, doing dumb deals, but he's gonna do the best deals this country's ever had made. He's the best dealmaker; he's the best negotiator. And everybody just sits around and goes, "What a braggart. What a bunch of bombast." And they either laugh at it or they condemn it or what have you. But old George here probably knows something that most in the establishment, the ruling class, don't know, because they haven't read Trump's book.
They wouldn't stoop to such depths!
They wouldn't be seen reading Trump's book!
Right in The Art of the Deal Trump says, if you're serious in a negotiation about wanting something -- and, by the way, being serious is the only time to enter into it -- and if there's something dead certain you've gotta have, you have got to start out with the most outrageous position. The opener has got to be so outrageous that the compromise is exactly what you want. The opener is the most outrageous demand that you can make. So what old George is doing here is extrapolating Trump's negotiating skills and his technique with his political statements.
And old George here is convinced that Trump isn't really gonna deport every Muslim, and he really isn't gonna keep every Muslim outta here. But he thinks Trump wants to wake everybody up. He thinks Trump does have some pretty serious ideas, and to get there, he's gotta start out with one of these outrageous things. So that when Trump backs off of it is when he appears reasonable, which is when you can finally make the deal with him. It's a strategy.
Trump is bringing his business acumen to politics. That's something that politicians don't have: business acumen, many of them. And so they don't recognize it, and they don't understand it. So what would be the manifestation of this? How would this manifest? Okay. Well, let's go back and remember when Trump said that he's gonna deport every Mexican. Every illegal Mexican that's here is gonna get sent back. "They've gotta go," he keeps saying. "They've gotta go back. They gotta go back."
His own son, Eric Trump, said just yesterday or the day before, "My dad believes in amnesty if it's earned. Once they're sent home, they can come back if they'll do so legally." That's what his own son says the plan is. Trump hasn't said it. Well, maybe he even has, in certain ways. The point is that all of this bombast and all of this outrageousness is owning the media. It is shaping the media day. The media day is being determined by what Trump is saying, where Trump is, what people's reactions to Trump are. He owns it.
As you just heard, more coverage than the entire Democrat presidential campaign, all those candidates combined. He has over twice the amount of news coverage that the media's own candidate, Hillary Clinton, is getting. And this is why I've been dancing around the edges of this theory I've been working on since late last week about the phenomenon of this campaign is that Trump owns the media and it's the media following along like puppy dogs. And wherever he goes, they are there. And whatever he says, they cover it. And the more out...
As far as he's concerned, the more outrageous, the better. It calls attention to the point that he's making, and he ends up being the only person occupying his position. He's got no competition. Everybody else -- everybody -- is saying the exact the same thing, but none of them are saying what Trump is saying. So just in a political sense here, as I sit back literally objectively watch this rather than get all bent out of shape and emotionally attached to all this and just sit here and study it, it is literally fascinating. I have never seen anybody own the media like this.
JFK did not own the media like this.
Bill Clinton did not own the media like this.
Nobody has ever owned the media like Trump.
And when they media figures this out, the real fun thing to watch is going to be whether or not they can change the way they're covering Trump. But I don't think so, folks. You know why? They need his voters as audience. His support base is so huge, the cable networks want as much Trump as they can get. Forget their ratings. Forget what they think about what he's saying. Forget their outrage. Forget the fact that they can't believe somebody actually believes this kind of thing. Just as long as he's saying it on their network.
The thing they fear most is Trump's voters not watching. Trump's audience may be bigger than... There's no question it's bigger than CNN's. The number of people supporting Donald Trump dwarf the total audience of CNN, for example. Just last night on Fox, Greta Van Susteren turned her show over to a Trump personal appearance where this whole Muslim thing is being discussed. It's a ratings goldmine. It's ratings gold. Literally, Donald Trump has these people palm of his hand.
As I say, those of you in this audience who've been angry and frustrated and think the media is our biggest enemy and the biggest obstacle, here's somebody showing you that it's possible to neuter them. And by saying "neuter them," they're not supporting Trump, and they have not changed their hatred for Trump. But the fact is, it isn't mattering. They cannot harm his support. They can't take him out. They can take anybody else they want to. They can destroy any of these other candidates any day they decide to, and everybody in the game knows they can.
And that's why everybody defers to 'em, Republicans and Democrats alike. The Republican establishment has been sitting around here waiting for the media to do its dirty work for 'em. And the media's been trying, except the media unwittingly has been promoting Trump and amplifying his message. All of this supposed outrageous stuff that he's saying? They're making it even bigger. They are taking it to an even wider audience.
And it's costing Trump what? Zero. And here's a Trump supporter, a caller, who understands what's going on. (laughing) "Hey, Rush it's just The Art of Deal! Read the book. This is his outrageous, bombastic opening position. It's all part of a negotiation." Trump's supporters know. They're in on the gag or in on the deal, whatever it is. A couple of audio sound bites here before we go to the break.
This is Bloomberg television, All Due Respect, John Heilemann speaking with his cohost, Mark Halperin about Trump's call for a total, complete shutdown of Muslims entering the country. By the way. Oh ho. Hang on just a second. May I remind everybody, the United States of America shut down the immigration of everybody from 1924 to 1965. Everybody. Everybody! It didn't matter who; nobody legally got in, 1924 to 1965. A, we've done it. There's precedent. B, we can do it, because we did it. C, do you know why we did it? Because there had been so much immigration prior, we needed to assimilate all those immigrants who were here to become Americans. That's what's not happening now. FDR was Trump on steroids. FDR actually did what Trump's talking about with the Japanese and some others, and he's one of the greatest guys in Democrat Party history to this day, FDR.
Hate to brag on myself but I thought this when I first heard his statement. Start high and make your opponents bargain you down.
I learned to do that when applying for grants. Meet with the gtrantors and ask for twice as much as you think you’re going to get.
I put highlights on my thread. Great lessons for us all. Going to my local Salvation Army to see if I can find a copy.
The only problem with this is that when he says he’s going to do something, I expect him to follow through. Making promises during a campaign and not keeping them is what has caused the anger that has propelled The Donald to the top. If he considers what he says during his campaign as talk, just to make the deal, then how is he doing anything different.
I expect he WILL deport (or cause self-deportation) of illegals. I expect he WILL halt muslims from coming to America, at least temporarily. I expect that he WILL get rid of Obamacare. Is all of this going to be compromised?
Was this one of those staged callers?
Really, really, good analysis.
The only question I have is: If Trump later “compromises” as this posits, will his more rabid supporters start calling him a “sellout” and a “RINO”?
There’s a boat load to be said about this tactic.
Liberals have been doing it to us for years and years.
Asking or demanding the extreme and accepting small victories along the way.
When negotiating, if your counter party moves even once in your direction, than they are likely to move more.
I think it may have been Stalin, Mao or Sun Tsu that said “When your sword meets resistance, withdrawal. When there is no resistance, keep pushing”.
At least something to that extent.
Plus Trump has effectively moved to the right of Ted Cruz who took the bait and said he does not agree with Trump’s position. That’s going to hurt Teddy in coming days.
Lawyers do this all the time, ask big $$$$$ knowing they will settle and get what they wanted.
Lawyers hell...... my kid at 5 had mastered this technique
Trump is killing it!
We are all so used to thinking politically, especially politicians. Trump is using business and common sense, something that has everyone except normal Americans befuddled.
Thank you. That is EXACTLY the problem if that is what he is doing. And really it makes some sense. How on earth do you go from Romney was mean to Hispanics to deport them all unless deport them all is an outrageous stance to negotiate down from?
RoFL..........never thought of that. hahaha.
Well I’ll be damned....
I, Barack Obama
Sec. 4. I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens who meet one or more of the criteria in section 1 of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of such persons. Such persons shall be treated as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject).
He does follow through, but there are always cases that beg for special examination. That’s what Eric is saying.
Trump will end up giving amnesty to illegals who are good people and who will be good Americans. Not all illegals are gangbangers. Some of them are just dirt poor indigents from south of the border who want to work.
Trump will follow through on deporting them all, but he will allow some to come back legally. And they will love the USA for this because they will be able to walk in the open and feel legal and clean. And they will remember it was the Trump people and his party that granted them that whereas the sickening GOPe and democrats just want votes.
All political deals need to be negotiated. If something is totally one sided all the time, that is a dictatorship.
What others do is start where we would be comfortable with them finishing, then negotiate a worse deal from there. Trump is playing the game the way the dem’s do. Do you ever wonder why they are called progressives ... its because they don’t have to win every battle, they just need to move the ball a little in each battle in their direction. This is us finally getting someone who knows how to start moving the ball back in our favor.
Ted will be fine. He’s the smartest of the bunch. We just don’t know what his strategy is. We already had 32 governors who supported Ted’s now, current position. If he can get a few more on board then one could argue that it should become a nationwide doctrine. Right?
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