Why Can’t Trump Cut a Deal With Chinese Leaders? Because They’re Too Much Alike

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Donald Trump has wanted to negotiate with the Chinese for years. In his 2011 book, "Time to Get Tough," he argued that American politicians were "to put it succinctly, stupid," and that his experiences working with Chinese executives in real estate would give him an advantage. "I know the Chinese, and understand and respect the Chinese," he wrote. But as a Friday deadline passed on China trade talks, it seemed the master negotiator couldn't yet pull off the art of the deal.

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