Trump's 'The Art of the Deal' Foreign Policy

ABC's Martha Raddatz reports on the parallels between Trump's "The Art of the Deal" and his foreign proposals.
2:46 | 05/01/16

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The bible. The bible. It may not beat out the bible. But Donald Trump has been pushing his book, "The art of the deal" throughout this campaign, to boost his bona fides as a leader. And with the prospect grows that he'll be the republicans' pick for leader of the tree world, trump gave his first major foreign policy address Wednesday. It made us wonder, does his experience with the give and take shape his approach to world affairs. "The art of the deal" trump's best-selling, chest-thumping business how-to from the go-do '80s. The title winks at the ancient battle book, "The art of war." Almost 30 years later, is his best-seller a blue print? In his speech on Wednesday, the gop front-runner laid out international relations under president trump. It is the cheapest single investment we can make. In negotiation, you must be willing to walk. Reporter: Sounds a lot like business relations under trump, the CEO. Just look at China. No talk of democracy. Human rights. Trump's beef is he thinks our trade imbalance is caused by Chinese currency manipulation. We have the leverage, the power. Over China. Economic power. Reporter: Or as he put it a few years ago zsh. What can you do. So easy. Listen you , we're going to tax you 25%. Reporter: As he put it in "The art of the deal" sometimes it pays to be a little wild. What about America's relations with its friends? Our allies are not paying their fair share. The countries we're defending must pay for the cost of this defense. And if not, the U.S. Must be prepared to let these countries defend themselves. Reporter: Or as he wrote in "The art of the deal," what you never do is pay too much. Even if that means walking away. As for all those things trump has said that shocked the foreign policy establishment. Total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united States. They're going to build the wall and Mexico is going pay for the wall. And you know it. And I know it. And they know it. Reporter: Does trump's book hint we should take it all with a grain of salt? The point is, if you are a little outrageous, the press is going to wry write about you. Controversy, in short, sells.

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