Trump – 1st detailed interview.

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Trump – 1st detailed interview.

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Trump was interviewed at length the other day by the senior team of the New York Times.

In a long and rambling with a lot of folksy irrelevancies. He can’t stay on point and talks endlessly about himself, his businesses, financial assets and achievements. Some of his policy answers, about wind farms killing birds, are strange.

On the other hand he is less trenchant about climate change and he may be re-thinking his views on water boarding.

Apparently he likes signing cheques, rather than paying his bills electronically. How droll. :roll:

He implies that his youthful real-estate Jewish son-in-law will have a role in brokering the Israel-Palestine issue. (maybe this boys ultra-orthodox felony-convicted father could also ‘help’?). :?

He seems to have difficulty with abstract thinking, is not good at debate and re-uses a limited range of facts/arguments for multiple purposes. He also confuses anecdote with evidence/argument.

There is also mention of a very recent meeting with his UK/Brexit intimates about wind farms near his Scot golf course. Maybe Nigel has a job protecting Trump UK commercial interests from the UK government? :)

Given Trump's hands on approach you wonder how this will work for him given his very short attention span. On the other hand if he can’t think abstractly he will have problems giving general directions and delegating. Who knows? At least Regan was a delegator.

The NYT journalists don’t come out of it well – focusing on self-regarding, pet left liberal issues a lot of the time and asking tortured long winded questions. Not mentioned by them were: free trade, NATO, China, the Supreme Court, abortion, marriage equality, the Bomb, North Korea, Brexit, the Mexico wall, immigration, the deficit, US law and order, a bigger military, education and inner cities. That’s a lot to leave out about the rest of the world – maybe even the NYC elites are into naval gazing at the moment.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/us/po ... cript.html



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Maybe he should sign some cheques to the people he still has not paid for the work they have done for him, it would help them get over the fact he sent many business's into bankruptcy.

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Re: Trump – 1st detailed interview.

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Hafiz wrote:
The NYT journalists don’t come out of it well – focusing on self-regarding, pet left liberal issues a lot of the time and asking tortured long winded questions. Not mentioned by them were: free trade, NATO, China, the Supreme Court, abortion, marriage equality, the Bomb, North Korea, Brexit, the Mexico wall, immigration, the deficit, US law and order, a bigger military, education and inner cities. That’s a lot to leave out about the rest of the world – maybe even the NYC elites are into naval gazing at the moment.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/us/po ... cript.html
If he continues in this vein we'll have another two months of speculation.

Come January 20th, when he is able to wield his pen, we may know more.

What does look likely is that there will be a sea change in US policy, both domestically and abroad. The eight years of Obama were characterised by his inability to get anything significant through Congress & the Senate - both Republican controlled. Even that most fundamental of issues, the Federal Budget, was lamely rolled over, year on year.

With Republican sentiment (sort of) now in the White House and controlling both legislative houses....anything could happen :tk

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