On a financial call in show over the weekend, a caller (topic was investing in the age of Trump) made the point that people need to read the Art of the Deal to understand Trump.
He made a couple of salient points in this vein. One was that Trump likes to start a deal out by acting completely outrageous. Then, when he finally sits down to negotiate, he spells out everything he wants, but because of the outrageousness of his supposed demands PRIOR to reaching the table, what he wants sounds so reasonable that he gets it all.
The other is that he loves to get the media chasing their own tail. Over the weekend, he got on this “size of the crowd” topic. At the same time, he announced he would be meeting with business leaders on Monday. All the coverage was about his outrageous crowd size comments; the real news (which should have been “who are you meeting with?”) was not covered. And the fact that he had invited labor leaders in to watch his pipeline order signing was a surprise; the media was still chasing the crowd size “story”.
So, I’d have to agree…..there’s a bit of Lex Luthor operating here.