French President Emmanuelle Macron admitted that he uses the negotiating methods from Donald Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal,” the online publication Axios wrote citing sources.
In a tete-a-tete conversation on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump and Macron discussed the trade war between the United States and Europe. After the tariffs on steel and aluminum for the EU countries, Trump was disappointed by the retaliation of the European Union.
According to a source familiar with the course of the conversation, during a personal interview, Trump suggested Macron to convince the European Union that they should negotiate with the US. However, Macron disagreed with Trump and replied that he was against the negotiations “under threat”.
“I have read The Art of Deal. I know that first we need to retaliate in order to have leverage in the negotiations,” Macron told Trump with a smile.
Trump respects strong opponents and belittles those he considers weak, the publication adds.
Axios notes that the People’s Republic of China “president for life” Xi Jinping, who has the strongest political grip, uses Tram’s tactics best.
“They have engaged in a trade war with no armistice in sight. […]. China is fully prepared to retaliate and out-wait America