He tried to argue that whether or not his tactics lead to productive agreements with the foreign countries – everything would work out fine.
‘A lot of good things are happening’ Trump said.
‘I think the EU — we’re going to be meeting with the fairly soon – they want to see if they can work something out.
And that’ll be good.
And if we do work it out- that will be positive’.
Then he turned to Rutte saying: ‘And if we don’t it will be positive also’.
It was Trump’s usual meaningless word salad – allowing him to sound confident and in charge without demonstrating any understanding of the policy details or the stakes involved.
But Rutte was not there to humor him.
‘No’ Rutte interjected – laughing at the ridiculousness of Trump’s claims.
‘Just think of those cars that pour in here and we’ll do something—’ Trump continued – apparently ignoring Rutte’s pushback.
‘It’s not positive!’ Rutte said – continuing to laugh.
‘We have to work something out’.
‘But it will be positive’ Trump said.