Wednesday, July 20, 2016

How to Get Donald Trump to Do What You Want

Kellyanne Conway joined the Donald Trump campaign three weeks ago. She was hired to fix Trump’s image with women.

Washington Post reports on how she gets Trump to do things differently:
On a recent afternoon, spooning chilled pea soup at a French restaurant near Times Square, Conway, 49, hints how she’ll tackle this challenge. You can’t just tell Trump what to do, she said. You have to give him options.

She illustrates the point with a story about her 11-year-old daughter.

When Claudia emerged from her room on Memorial Day sporting turquoise, Conway asked her to change into blue. “She goes, ‘Turquoise is blue.’ And it is. But it wasn’t a shade available to Betsy Ross when she stayed up through the night sewing the damn flag.”

She chose not to argue with the preteen, which would have delayed their morning. Instead she laid out four Betsy Ross blue choices on her bed. “Minutes later,” she says, “she came out in one of those shades.”

Conway follows the same approach with the Republican presidential nominee. Never command. That could insult him.
  -RW

1 comment:

  1. I've always done this when raising my child. The illusion of choice silences 9 out of 10 grumblings. Look at Coke vs. Pepsi.

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