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Trump’s Rage Tweets Should Trigger ‘Silver Alert In 3 States’ But Look At The Ones On China To Know How Freaked He Really Is

If you didn’t see this already, Trump gushed out no less than 62 rage-tweets over the weekend, and they are now part of the official presidential record. Future historians will pour over them, assuming that our species survives and there is a future — or, alternatively, some space traveler, trekking through the stars, might land here one day and unearth these treasures from the ruins of the Library of Congress. If that is the case, then I shudder to think what impression that person will get of our culture. But, this is who we are, who the sitting *resident is, in any event, in 2019. In any rational world, a 72-year-old tweeting shit like this, and there'd be a Silver Alert out in a three state area. pic.twitter.com/kxnPruGm4m — Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) May 12, 2019 29 tweets were about Mueller and Russia, 19 were about Don Jr., a few were about China and the tariffs, the border, of course, Joe Biden, and last, that standard staple, Hillary’s emails. No rage-fest is complete without that. Now, take a look at the China tweets, because the interesting thing here is that Trump assures us how totally terrific-ly that situation is being handled. This is where it goes off the rails. ….We will then spend (match or better) the money that China may no longer be spending with our Great Patriot Farmers (Agriculture), which is a small percentage of total Tariffs received, and distribute the food to starving people in nations around the world! GREAT! #MAGA — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2019 So, China is not only handled, it’s “GREAT!” in fact, and the situation is precisely as Donald Trump designed it to be. However, there’s this tweet. China is DREAMING that Sleepy Joe Biden, or any of the others, gets elected in 2020. They LOVE ripping off America! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2019 This is partially true. I daresay China is dreaming that somebody sane returns to the negotiating table in 2020. But the issue is that the tweet reveals Trump’s massive ego and capacity for delusion, for which the rest of us suffer. He’s too messed up to know that he effed up totally with respect to China and now he’s trying to put it on the Chinese, who love to rip us off and know just how to rip off a Democrat. Right. Trump’s real issue is that he doesn’t understand even the most basic difference between distributive and integrative marketing, and this is where the China negotiations collapsed early on. This is a gross oversimplification of the two terms just used, but if you have a pie on the table and we negotiate for it, one of us gets the pie. So one of us “wins” or “loses” which is all Trump understands from any situation. That is distributive marketing. If, on the other hand, the maker of the pie on the table says to you, “This is one of thousands of pies, and I have a truck outside, and you have stores that sell my pies, and we’re both going to profit,” that is an example of integrative marketing. Both parties win. Trump doesn’t get even this much. He thinks that distributive marketing principles apply in a world which is governed by principles of […]

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