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How Artful Is Trump's Dealmaking?

President Trump promotes himself as a master dealmaker. But as he prepares for high-stakes nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some experts question Trump's skills as a negotiator.
Source: Renee Klahr

For decades, President Trump has presented himself as a master dealmaker.

"I've made a lot of deals," Trump told reporters last month. "I know deals, I think, better than anybody knows deals."

That was part of the shtick on Trump's long-running TV show, The Apprentice. And it's the subject of his bestselling 1987 book, The Art of the Deal.

"Deals are my art form," Trump says in the introduction to an of the book. "Other

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