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"Blinked the great the reason why Donald Trump is one of the best negotiators, and I mean, this entirely my favorite Donald Trump story. You've heard it a million times is how he built Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. Have air rights in New York. People own the air above your building. Right above your building. So Tiffany's which is on the corner opposite of of Trump Tower and about half a block away. Tiffany's actually owns all of the air above Fifth Avenue for a couple of blocks. And so you couldn't build anything over like, I think four stories on Fifth Avenue in those blocks because of Tiffany's so he went to Tiffany. It was either Tiffany, Cartier think Tiffany's and he said before he left he talked to his architect and said, I want you to drop to plans I want you to drop the Trump Tower that we we've been talking about a beautiful tower. And I want you to draw up the plans for the ugliest building that is five storeys ugliest building, you could possibly imagine. And so he did. And he brought them both to a meeting and he said, hey, I want to build. Trump Tower, and the owner of the air rights said no, well, there won't be anything over five stories here because we on the air rights, and we're not going to sell them to you. We don't want some monstrosity here. And he said, you know, what you're so. Right. You are so right now I've already bought this property with plans to build this. But I knew that you might be set on a small building. So here's what I'm going to build. If you don't sell me, the air rights, and he laid it out, and he said, I'll even up to you. But I want you to know I will build that building. He did not blink. And he's a great negotiator. Because when he got back to the office. They were already on the phone saying comeback. We'll do that. Because they knew that son of a bitch will do it. He blinked he he made a promise that he wasn't willing to keep. And they knew that he wouldn't keep it all of his power goes away. Remember, he is the president that I been looking for for a while and this one category a guy with a twitchy. I I've said this for years, you want your enemies. Need to feel like the president has a twitchy. I where they look at each other and go that guy just might do it. I think he's nuts. So I preferred that way Russia looked at our our president not necessarily the people in our own country. But he has that twitchy, and you never know what he's going to do. Well, he telegraphed that he was willing to cave, we should clarify. He hasn't done that yet. No. He hasn't. Right. So they this deal was supposedly struck up between Republicans and Democrats. He still has not assigned it or approved it yet. He could still reject it. Now. I how lame or Republicans though for lame or they know they've never had any intent. Now, they haven't they never had any intention five miles of border protection is like finding out you have lung cancer. And your doctor says here's a throat lozenge. Good luck. That's it. That's what I get for lung cancer. Yeah. That's what fifty five miles a border is when you have a two thousand mile border. It's nothing it doesn't. It doesn't help. The problem is not even worth doing. I think where you can look at this and say, there's a real problem is the Democrats know that this is all being blamed on Republicans. If there is under shutdowns, absolutely, no leverage. Here. Have you heard of that is because Trump came out and said, it was me, look, the shutdown is my own it. And he thought he could stick with. But he found out that didn't work for him. Because it didn't make the case where. And he needed to make the case the American people could have been with him. If he made the case look at how Democrats do that. They pound the air. But they also they also have the press which makes it really easy, but the president's got Fox News. I mean, they could help them with this president has Fox News e also has talk radio. He has tons of outlets room. What President Obama message? Remember, what President Obama was doing the end of his term. He was only talking to bloggers know YouTubers YouTubers bloggers, why the president isn't on. Ben Shapiro's right show. Why he's not on? I'll I'll understand why he wasn't on our show might be a little the wounding for him or for me either way. But I welcome him to make his case. Well, here's no the case on the border. Don't they? I mean, people are aware that what what's going on in the border, and they still now you see. Yeah. You see how it was look at the poll numbers, even from Republicans towards the end. Right. I mean, they're not good. Then we've been talking about this for how good. How many years twenty years and Trump at least for four? Yeah. We're coming up on four years since he came down that escalator made that speech, the board has been the biggest issue in the country ever. Since look the problem is with the Republicans is they don't have any big ideas. Look at look at how if they did they couldn't sell it. I know look at how the green new deal is being embraced by lineal. Yeah. You can sell the green new deal to your base. But we can't sell anything to have anything new. We're not reaching out for the stars. Look at look at what we did yesterday. He signed an executive order for AI. But it was not an in inspirational AI executive order really did nothing. It said, okay. To the to the departments all in the United States government. You should look into a and see if we can develop friendly, I it cetera. There's a moment here where he could have said look the world is on the edge of profound change. And it's either going to be good or it's going to be bad. We're going to be the leaders of good while everyone else is pursuing a I just to conquer the world. We are going to pursue a to help us solve cancer and cure cancer and muscular dystrophy. And multiple sclerosis. We are going to cure things in the next ten years because the United States is going to find a way to get a I n b their first everyone else wants to have it. So they can conquer the world. We want to do it. So we can conquer hunger. We can conquer slavery. We can conquer sex trade. We can Conquer Cancer. That's inspiring. And and it would cost you almost nothing. What about flat tax reform? You could be the time to do it with all the extreme proposals on want something new. They want something new or at least bold. I mean, flat tax isn't new. But at least it's Poliet is new. It is new because nobody's nobody's ever really seriously considered it and done it. I mean, and I think that was one of the issues with this speech, which was a good speech. I thought genitals grades. But there was not a bold idea there. Right. I thought there was at the end and the beginning, but it was all about coming together and uniting, but you have to unite around an idea bigger than unification. What I mean, he he started out great when he said, look we United against the Nazis four freedom of the world we United and put a man on the moon. Yes. It does bring us together. When there's a big idea and in a vacuum where there are no big ideas. A big idea like let's get rid of every car in airplane in the next ten years people like the sound of a new deal, and they will run to it. You'll notice the college campus reform just did a video. That's really good. Yeah. They said are you for? It absolutely tides times. Finally, a big idea. I like these ideas where we're gonna take something progressive. I really liked. As soon as they start reading the details. They're like, wait. No stupid. We don't wanna do that. No. That's no. That's crazy. No, no. No. No, no. Where are the big ideas? Where are the things that we can all unite around? Timid to do any of that has to be the president's message. He cannot spend the next year. They are going to spend it on division. You have to spend it on a uniting idea. A big idea, and you can't just say the wall if you wanna make it about the wall. Mike Lee says there is a legal way constitutional way to build it. In some areas without an executive order with an executive lower. And he said, it would be constitutional not all of it. But a good portion of it you wanna pursue that as long as it's constitutional pursue that pursue that. But then add in things like let's make this easier for people who really want to be here to come in. Let's let's let's widen the door while at the same time we shot off the illegal immigration just start on that. Let's widen the door. If you have a mind for a I if you're one of the best AI people around we want to use it to cure cancer, not to control people come here. We welcome. You your green card your visa will be easy to get."