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Donald Trump Has A 2-Step Plan For How To 'Deal' With China

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As you may have heard, Donald Trump has announced he's thinking about running for President of the United States. Item number one on his agenda, should he be elected? Dealing with this China business. According to the Don, "nobody, other than OPEC, is riping off the United States like China," and he's had it. "They're making all our products, they're taking all our jobs and then they loan the money back and we pay them interest. It's an amazing phenomena." Should there be any confusion, Trump, who knows China better than anyone because he buys curtains from them, would like everyone to get it through their heads that "China is an abuser. China is not our friend." How do we stop the cycle of abuse? Don's glad you asked. First off, we stop playing Mr. Nice Guy and we start playing hard ball. And what will send a message we're playing the hardest of ball? Taxing their stuff at 25 percent and taking away those fancy dinners you know they love so much.

1.State Dinners: "One thing we don't do is have these state dinners for the president of China when he comes and treat him to a beautiful five star state dinner. That's one thing we don't do."

2.Threaten to tax them and mean it: "We tell China, that if you don't stop manipulating your currency, we're going to put a 25 percent tax on your products that come into the United States."

As for point two, what's very important is that the "right messenger" delivers the news of said tax. According to Trump, that's "someone like me, who knows how to say things." You know who it's not? These pussy diplomats who were went to school to study "how to be nice." No, you send a businessman like Trump and guess what? "China will come to the table in two seconds and they'll make a deal that's very good for us."

Trump: Tax China's Goods 25% [Fortune]


Donald Trump Offers How-To-Guide Re: Dealing With Disgruntled Employees Turned Whistleblowers

Got an unhappy employee (or former employee) on your hands who's decided to channel his or her anger by penning an Op-Ed in a major publication detailing egregious acts being committed at your firm and/or going to the Feds with allegations of fraud? Not sure how to handle the fallout? Why not take a page from Donald Trump's playabook? He found himself in a similar situation with regard to Sheena Monnin, a first-year Miss Pennsylvania who "resigned her crown" over the weekend, claiming that the Miss USA pageant is "rigged." Here's how Don dealt with the matter and how anyone thinking about taking a more hands-on approach to dealing with disgruntled employees might too: Threaten to sue. “We’re going to bring a lawsuit against this girl,” Trump, who co-owns the Miss Universe Organization with NBCUniversal, told NBC’s “Today” show co-anchor Ann Curry on a phone interview; he used similar language in a phoner with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Note that you've already conducted a thorough investigation into the employee's claims and that your internal probe has revealed them to be baseless. Monnin announced Tuesday on her Facebook page she was turning in her tiara after she: “Witnessed another contestant who said she saw the list of the Top 5 BEFORE THE SHOW EVER STARTED proceed to call out in order who the Top 5 were before they were announced on stage. Apparently the morning of June 3rd she saw a folder lying open to a page that said 'FINAL SHOW Telecast, June 3, 2012' and she saw the places for Top 5 already filled in.” “They've done an investigation," Trump said today. "I just found out about it -- they just reported to me about five minutes ago. The person that supposedly showed the list totally denies that that ever took place.” Suggest, by saying outright, that the outburst can chalked up to the fact that this person didn't receive the promotion she thought she deserved. Make it clear that she was not partner material. Sixth-year VP material at best. Asked his first impression of Monnin, Trump said, “I saw her there. My impressions were she didn't have a chance of being in the Top 15 -- not even close. And all this is, is a girl who went there, lost, wasn't in the 15, and she's angry at the pageant system. Later, he added, “I never felt she had a chance. And all this is is buyer's remorse.” Donald Trump says he’ll sue ex-Miss Pennsylvania over her claims of Miss USA fraud [WaPo]