NAFTA/NEGOTIATIONS/TRADE DEALS: “Talks to remake the North American Free Trade Agreement are starting off today with an early dispute—over how to settle disputes. Under Nafta, the U.S., Mexico and Canada have resolved tariff conflicts by submitting them to expert panels that can sustain or overturn tariffs. The system has helped guide the trilateral relationship for […]

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ETHICS/FEDERAL RESERVE/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is struggling to find a nominee for the Federal Reserve board with community banking experience, delaying plans to fill two other Fed vacancies, including a key regulatory post. The problem: They can’t find somebody willing to take the job. Ethics rules require Fed governors and their immediate family […]

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KEYSTONE/NEGOTIATIONS/OBAMA: “Obama rejects Keystone XL, citing the negative publicity associated with the project and upcoming negotiations for a global climate deal. The move comes despite a request from the TransCanada to suspend the application.”  – “A Tale of Two Pipelines,” Time Magazine, Feb. 2, 2017, Justin Worland, 11/6/2015 […]

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DONALD ON DONALD/IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS: “I will renegotiate with Iran—right after I enable the immediate release of our American prisoners and ask Congress to impose new sanctions that stop Iran from having the ability to sponsor terrorism around the world. In fact, if I am elected, I am sure the prisoners will be released before my taking […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS: “The deal with Iran will go down as one of the most incompetent ever made. The U.S. lost on virtually every point. We just don’t win anymore!”  – Sept. 2, 2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 9/2/2015 […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS: “.#IranDeal will go down as one of the dumbest & most dangerous misjudgments ever entered into in history of our country—incompetent leader!”  – 7/28/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 7/28/2015 […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS: “Watched chief negotiator for Iran on @charlierose last night. He is far smarter than our reps—increase sanctions and walk”  – 7/9/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 7/9/2015 […]

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JOBS/MEXICO/NEGOTIATIONS: “Mexican leaders and negotiators are much tougher and smarter than those of the U.S. Mexico is killing us on jobs and trade. WAKE UP!”  – 7/3/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 7/3/2015 […]

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MEXICO/NEGOTIATIONS: “The leader and negotiators representing Mexico are far smarter and more cunning than the leader and negotiators representing the U.S.!”  – 6/27/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 6/27/2015 […]

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MEXICO/NEGOTIATIONS: “Mexico is killing the United States economically because their leaders and negotiators are FAR smarter than ours. But nobody beats Trump!”  – 6/19/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 6/19/2015 […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS/OBAMA: “Obama’s offer to Iran will not stop Iran’s breakout capability. It is a bad, desperate deal negotiated from weakness. Pass sanctions!”  – 4/1/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 4/1/2015 […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS/OBAMA: “The talks between the U.S. and Iran are going on forever, WORLD’S LONGEST NEGOTIATION. Obama has no idea what he is doing – incompetent!”  – 2/23/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 2/23/2015 […]

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NEGOTIATIONS/OBAMA: “President Obama and our negotiators are failed checker players playing against Grand Master Chess champions. Very sad to watch!”  – 2/19/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 2/19/2015 […]

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NEGOTIATIONS/TERRORISM: “REMEMBER, the terrible 5 for 1 trade whereby the Taliban got back leaders (killers) and we got back a NOTHING, WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT U.S.!”  – 6/8/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 6/8/2014 […]

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NEGOTIATIONS/TERRORISM: “The five Taliban leaders released for a deserter must really be laughing and having a good time right now. They are saying how dumb U.S. is!”  – 6/3/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 6/3/2014 […]

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NEGOTIATIONS/OBAMA: “Our President is a great embarrassment to the U.S. How could anybody be so dumb or know so little as to make the very stupid 5 for 1 swap?”  – 6/3/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 6/3/2014 […]

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MILITARY/NEGOTIATIONS: “Bowe Bergdahl walked off the base after he was told not to. Solders died looking for him. U.S. should NEVER have made the deal! PUNISHMENT?”  – 6/3/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 6/3/2014 […]

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NEGOTIATIONS/OBAMA: “Only a grossly incompetent government led by an equally incompetent president could have made the terrible trade for Bergdahl. #OrangeRoom”  – 6/3/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 6/3/2014 […]

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NEGOTIATIONS/OBAMA ADMIN: “That the Obama administration didn’t know the facts about who Bergdahl was before making the stupid 5 killers for one trade is pathetic!”  – 6/3/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 6/3/2014 […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS/OBAMA: “Why did Pres Obama remove sanctions against Iran prior to negotiating rather than completing successful negotiation & then remove sanctions?”  – 4/18/2014, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 4/18/2014 […]

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NEGOTIATIONS/USA: “I truly believe that our country has the worst and dumbest negotiators of virtually any country in the world.”  – 11/28/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 11/28/2013 […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS: “Mr. President, tell Iran to immediately free the CHRISTIAN PASTOR, as a sign of good faith, & if they refuse break off talks–big sanctions”  – 11/27/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 11/27/2013 […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS: “US froze $8B in Iranian assets during ’79 Hostage Crisis. Now Obama is giving it back to Iran while Christian Pastor is jailed. Don’t do it!”  – 11/27/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 11/27/2013 […]

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DONALDISM/NEGOTIATIONS: “The reason great dealmakers do not OPENLY celebrate a deal, especially one that is not complete, is that it shows weakness to the other side”  – 11/25/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 11/25/2013 […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS: “What a rotten deal we made with Iran. We get nothing (except laughter at our stupidity). They get everything, including delay and big cash!”  – 11/24/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 11/24/2013 […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS/OBAMA: “Remember that I predicted a long time ago that President Obama will attack Iran because of his inability to negotiate properly-not skilled!”  – 11/10/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 11/10/2013 […]

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DONALDISM/NEGOTIATIONS: “Re negotiation: Know exactly what you want and keep it to yourself. Think about what the other side wants and where they’re coming from.”  – Sept. 27, 2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 9/27/2013 […]

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DONALDISM/NEGOTIATIONS: “Negotiation tip: Think about what the other side wants. Know where they’re coming from. Try to create a win/win situation.”  – 7/30/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 7/30/2013 […]

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DONALDISM/NEGOTIATIONS: “Negotiation is persuasion more than power. Negotiation includes a lot of fine lines–and that’s what makes it an art.”  – 6/20/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, trumptwitterarchive.com, 6/20/2013 […]

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BUSINESS/NEGOTIATIONS: “Negotiation is persuasion more than power. Be reasonable and flexible, and never let anyone know exactly where you’re coming from.”  – Twitter.com, Feb 7, 2013, Donald Trump, 2/7/2013 […]

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GOP/NEGOTIATIONS: “The worst negotiators in history (otherwise known as Republicans) have just offered to suspend debt ceiling for four months. Pathetic! [4:28:40 PM] Republicans are always worried about their general approval. With proposing to ‘ignore the debt ceiling’ they are ignoring their base. [4:30:46 PM]“  – 1/22/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 1/22/2013 […]

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GOP/NEGOTIATIONS: “I can’t believe Republican leadership allowed such a stupid deal to be made. They are rapidly giving up all of their cards.” [11:21:49 AM]  – 1/3/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 1/3/2013 […]

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GOP/NEGOTIATIONS: “This is a terrible deal for the country and an embarrassment for Republicans! [10:56:09 AM] Does any Republican have the ability to negotiate? [10:57:44 AM]“  – 1/2/2013, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 1/2/2013 […]

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GOP/NEGOTIATIONS: “Why do the Republicans always negotiate against themselves in public? Watching them operate these fiscal negotiations is painful.” [4:21:35 PM]  – 11/28/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 11/28/2012 […]

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GOVERNMENT/NEGOTIATIONS: “Fiscal cliff negotiations have officially begun between the President and Congress—Washington must come together and make a deal.” [4:36:34 PM]  – 11/16/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 11/16/2012 […]

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BUSINESS/CHINA/NEGOTIATIONS/OBAMA: “Obama is a terrible negotiator. He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler wants to send all Jeep manufacturing to China–and will!” [11:12:27 AM]  – 11/1/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 11/1/2012 […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS: “We should be able to negotiate a deal with Iran because they know we could blow them away to the Stone Age.They just don’t believe we would.” [5:26:28 PM]  – 10/16/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 10/16/2012 […]

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CHINA/NEGOTIATIONS: “Now @BarackObama is praising China’s ‘cooperation’ in negotiations over Chen Guangcheng http://t.co/1BZtYueX This is a sad episode for us.” [2:25:27 PM]  – 5/3/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 5/3/2012 […]

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DONALDISM/NEGOTIATIONS: ” ‘A smart negotiator would use the leverage of our dollars, our laws, and our armed forces to get a better deal from OPEC. It’s time to get tough.’ #TimeToGetTough” [11:41:09 AM]  – 3/30/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, Twitlonger.com, 3/30/2012 […]

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ELECTION/NEGOTIATIONS: ” ‘We don’t always think of our presidents as jobs and business negotiators, but they are. Presidents are our dealmakers in chief. But the outcome of a deal is only as effective as the person brokering it.’ #TimeToGetTough http://bit.ly/wNYhAc http://amzn.to/wPQvkv” [1:47:14 PM]  – 3/16/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, Twitlonger.com, 3/16/2012 […]

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IRAN/NEGOTIATIONS: “With respect to Iran, we have all the cards–they are scared stiff! I can’t believe we aren’t able to negotiate a fantastic deal without killing tens of thousands of people and spending billions of dollars. This is the time–they want to talk.” [1:11:14 PM]  – 3/6/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, Twitlonger.com, 3/6/2012 […]

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CHINA/NEGOTIATIONS: ” ‘A tough negotiator can make the Chinese back off. We’ve done it before.’ #TimeToGetTough http://t.co/Cp9wfF71 http://t.co/Yy6GNcx3″ [12:14:32 PM]  – 2/1/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 2/1/2012 […]

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NEGOTIATIONS/POLITICAL FIGURES: “@BarackObama’s Russian Ambassador stated that he supports *universal values* not *American values* http://bit.ly/wKB68v Our diplomats are terrible negotiators.” [5:55:16 PM]  – 1/26/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, Twitlonger.com, 1/26/2012 […]

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CHINA/NEGOTIATIONS: ” ‘A tough negotiator can make the Chinese back off. We’ve done it before.’ #TimeToGetTough http://t.co/qBeBASH5 http://t.co/iiFIXAwB” [3:47:44 PM]  – 1/19/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 1/19/2012 […]

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NEGOTIATIONS/OBAMA: ” ‘@BarackObama may have been a good ‘community organizer,’ but the man is a lousy international dealmaker.’ #TimeToGetTough” [1:18:30 PM]  – 1/17/2012, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 1/17/2012 […]

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GOP/NEGOTIATIONS: ” ‘The sad truth is some Republicans in Congress are clueless when it comes to negotiation.’ #TimeToGetTough” [2:49:33 PM]  – 12/21/2011, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, 12/21/2011 […]

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