Friday, July 27, 2018

Juncker’s Secret Weapon in Trade Talks with Trump: Color-Coded Flash Cards


When Jean-Claude Juncker arrived at the White House on Wednesday, he had no idea how the meeting with President Donald Trump would end, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Once Juncker entered the Oval Office, it was clear Trump was in a mood to negotiate, said a senior European Union official who was present.

Juncker then flipped through more than a dozen colorful cue cards with simplified explainers, the senior EU official said. Each card had at most three figures about a specific topic, such as trade in cars or standards for medical devices.

“We knew this wasn’t an academic seminar,” the EU official said. “It had to be very simple.”

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