Most of this is predicated on Trump's favorite word: negotiate. Trump will out-negotiate China and Mexico and whoever. The Iran deal is "horrible, disgusting, absolutely incompetent," as Trump described it on Tuesday night, because Obama has bad negotiators and got out-negotiated. When Trump is president, he'll have the best negotiators and the most successful negotiations. It's what he does.
That's called the "wind-up." And here is the pitch.
Donald Trump's years-long effort to block a wind farm off the coast of his golf resort in Scotland has failed. According to Agence France-Presse, the offshore turbines are allowed to proceed despite the real estate mogul's objections, expressed regularly both in legal filings and on social media.
Trump argued that the turbines would spoil the view from his property. After suing to halt the project and losing, his appeal was dismissed by the United Kingdom's highest court.
The developer also doesn't seem to have made much headway in the court of public opinion. Michael Forbes, a Scottish farmer who refused to sell his land to Trump for the same course, became a local hero for his defiance. A documentary film, "You've Been Trumped," was made about his opposition and, in 2012, Forbes was named "Scotsman of the Year" at a ceremony sponsored by Glenfiddich scotch. Trump subsequently called for a boycott of Glenfiddich.
We talked about the wind farm fight a month ago when Trump was hosting a town hall in Iowa and suddenly decided that he could support subsidies for wind production -- a subject important to local voters. That was despite having tweeted things like this:
In the wake of Trump's comments about halting Muslim migration into the United States, he was stripped of an honorary degree and an honorary position in Scotland. Trump responded by writing an opinion piece defending his decision and arguing that "UK politicians should be thanking me instead of pandering to political correctness."
The solution to all of this was simple, of course. Trump just needed better negotiators.