Friday, December 04, 2015

Trump's amateurish attempt to shake down CNN

I just don't get what Trump was up to when he demanded that CNN pay $5 million for him to participate in the CNN debate. Did he actually think that CNN would pay? Seriously?

And of course, when CNN called his bluff, Trump wasn't going to miss the debate and lose out on another opportunity for visibility. So now Trump has to admit that he would appear anyway even without any payment, which only puts a spotlight on how Trump's alleged mastery of the art of negotiation is nothing but bluster.

Did Trump actually think this would end any other way? What was the endgame he imagined? Is he really this stupid and shortsighted?