August 11, 2015 – Candidate Trump News Conference – Birch Run, Michigan.
Interviewer, addressing candidate Trump in a mocking, disrespectful, condescending tone, “You have said you are going to be great on women, you are going to be great on China, you are going to be great on ISIS. you’re gonna be great on jobs -“
Trump smiling, “Hopefully everything.”
Angry and abrupt, “Fine.” Continues, “We haven’t heard a lot of specifics. I talked to people outside the venue today, and they say, ‘where’s the meat on the bone?’ When are you going to tell us what you’ll replace Obamacare with – How you will fix china – How you will bring jobs back -“
Trump respectfully, “Ok. Well first of all – and ISIS?” Taunting the interviewer, “You didn’t bring up ISIS. What happened?”
Interviewer openly hostile and frustrated, “Where is the plan?”
Trump: “I think you’re gonna see lots of plans. And you’re gonna see – also – and you have to understand – when you’re coming up with a plan – in business – you have to be flexible. There’s gotta be flexibility.
And I recently bought something – not so recently – but Doral in Miami. Everybody wanted it. If I would have sat down and said ‘here’s a 12 point plan, in order to get Doral.’ I didn’t do that. I went in and punched and punched and – beat the hell out of people, and I ended up getting it. Everybody wanted it. All of the smart money wanted it.
The OPO, the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue – everybody wanted it; I got it. In the Obama administration, I got it – which is pretty shocking – considering that Pritzker wanted it – which is Hyatt – and lots of other people. I got it. And I got it because I know how to get things; I know how to get things done.
You can’t sit down and say,” Trump continues in a mocking voice, “’Well, I’m gonna come up with a 19-point plan to get the Old Post Office and create it into a great hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.’ The most sought after property, I think, in the history of the General Services Administration. Trump got it. I’m not an Obama person, you’ve probably heard that. You have to be able to have flexibility; you have to be able to do certain things.”
“Be like water making its way through cracks.
Do not be assertive,
but adjust to the object,
and you shall find a way around or through it.
If nothing within you stays rigid,
outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind.
Be formless. Shapeless, like water.
If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.
You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle.
You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Now, water can flow, or it can crash!
Be water, my friend.”
Excerpt from Trump The Martial Artist.