the ‘Master Manipulator’

Our President is a ‘Master Manipulator’. He has made the current negotiation about getting or not getting a physical barrier between the U.S. and Mexico appears important.
He says, “You Democrats don’t want to protect our country”.Chuck and Nancy say, “We do want to protect our country”In other words, “Blah, Blah, Blah”.

I thought a negotiation was a ‘give and take’ agreement.Give us something we want and we give you something you want. Let’s shake hands and move on.
A true negotiation might be “I guarantee the Dreamers citizenship OR I’ll support Healthcare for all Americans and you guarantee me money for my big beautiful wall’. Chuck and Nancy seem to be under Mr. Trumps spell to make it about a ‘YES’ or ‘NO’ wall.

The President hasn’t offered anything in exchange for his wall. Trump’s ‘The Art of the Deal’ appears to boil down to ‘My Way is the Only Way’. The news casts are all about ‘the wall’. Of course, the wall ‘debate’ is not so simple, but the news papers and stations prefer to keep the story simple for their simple audiences. The simple fact is conflict keeps us, the audience, engaged. For media on the Left and Right, it’s all about ratings, advertisers, investors and income.

So there! That is why I say our President is a ‘Master Manipulator’. He has us all thinking and talking about ‘his wall’. Am I wrong?