Donald Trump and his “Bait and switch” negotiation tactic seems to work at the moment. Donald Trump’s negotiation tactics are straight out of his business school book about #DonaldTrump. Bait and switch is one of the oldest hardball tactics in the world. In fact it’s one I don’t write about very often because it doesn’t fit a win win criteria.
I guess they won’t trust him one little bit when it comes to the crunch. If he was negotiating on behalf of a smaller country other leaders wouldn’t give him the time of day. However he is not. He holds a lot of the cards at the moment and he is playing them in a bait and switch way. he makes an outlandish proposal and then backs off at the last minute.
It is predictable but with most negotiation tactics you never know who might be bluffing. It is like a game of poker with high stakes. He is doing the same thing with the Mexican wall and Congress. Watch this space to see what happens today.