Lever­age

The Herald Sun - - Opinion -

It never ceases to amaze me how in­ept politi­cians are at the art of ne­go­ti­a­tion. I imag­ine this stems from the fact that the only ne­go­ti­at­ing they have ever done in­volves cre­at­ing leg­is­la­tion in re­turn for cam­paign do­na­tions. For all his faults, Pres­i­dent Trump does un­der­stand the con­cept of lever­age, and he uses it ef­fec­tively. If I were Nancy Pelosi, and thank the Lord I am not, I would tell Pres­i­dent Trump that he could have his $5.6 bil­lion for his wall as long as he signs a bill that re­quires all elected and ap­pointed fed­eral of­fi­cials to dis­close all fi­nan­cial as­sets and busi­ness and per­sonal tax re­turns. This would put Trump in a cor­ner. Chris Burke Raleigh

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