Where is the Great Dealmaker? Not in the White House.


Over the last few days, commentary pieces in the Washington Post and New York Times have noted that the President’s reputation as a great dealmaker is overrated.

His reputation as a huckster and charlatan who successfully reneges on deals is secure and on the mark.

As the two writers in those articles pointed out, the Liar in Chief has failed to:

  • Get Mexico to pay for a new border wall.
  • Achieve a new trade deal with China. The new N.A.F.T.A. with Canada and Mexico is currently in legislative limbo.
  • Get a better nuclear deal with the Iranians.
  • Work with Congress on a vast infrastructure program.
  • Provide a new health care plan that is better and cheaper than Obamacare.

Recently, the President was a no show as he sent his Vice President and Secretary of State to Turkey to work out a cease-fire at the Northern Syrian border.

Their deal-making prowess was so good that they forgot to check with the Iraqi’s if it was okay to move the American troops stationed in Syria to there.

Their negotiating skills were so impressive that Russia, after concluding their own deal with Turkey, is the new power broker in this area.

The Great Dealmaker, in another example of speaking loudly and carrying no stick, was also a no show during the GM Autoworkers strike over the last month.

The automotive plant in Lordstown Ohio that Mr. Trump wanted to be reopened apparently will not be any time soon. The still to be approved deal concluded between the union and management had no input from him.

People should recognize by now that the Great Dealmaker does not live in the White House.

To think otherwise would be delusional at this point in this administration.

This country needs someone in the lead that knows how to negotiate with people, bridge differences, and arrive at a consensus.

There are 378 days to find one if impeachment does not come first.

Featured Image from MSNBC.



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Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.


  1. All of Trump’s businesses fail. He is good at declaring bankruptcy, not paying contractors, and sticking bills to the local politicians foolish enough to give him tax breaks.

    He was good at losing all his dady’s money.

    His skills are sales and marketing, that it, and he’s spent decades lying about his properties and wealth.

    From NPR in 2016:

    How do you lose more than $900 million?

    “I think a good part of it was mistakes,” said Barbara Res, a former executive vice president at the Trump Organization who managed construction at Trump Tower.

    Res said the mistakes started in the 1980s, when Trump paid $365 million for the Eastern Air Lines Shuttle and $400 million for the Plaza Hotel.

    “He overpaid for all that stuff,” said Res. “Those were not wise decisions. Those were mistakes on his part.”

    He’s a massive failure as an actual business manager.

    Don’t take my word for it, ask Warren Buffett. Or look up what he did to the USFL.

    From Rick Wilson – “a billionaire hedge fund manager said to me, “Trump’s not a billionaire. I’m a billionaire. Trump is a clown living on credit.”

    The mainstream media should have been diligent in pointing all this out back in 2015-2016, but they were too busy raking in cash from Trump’s ratings.

    Weird, posting this is giving me intense feelings of deja-vu.

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