WASHINGTON (AP) – Deal-maker Donald Trump has lived his life as one long negotiation.
He goes with his gut and wings it when necessary.
Should Trump become president, the White House could well be transformed into the world’s highest-profile improv club.
It’s part of what delights Trump’s followers and horrifies his critics.
All of it would run smack up against the stuffy traditions of a government structured to rein in the power of the individual.
Trump assures people he’ll be perfectly capable of acting presidential – when the time warrants.
But political observers believe the same Donald Trump would pull up a seat in the Oval Office as the provocateur of the presidential campaign.
Among the leadership traits Trump would bring with him to the presidency are impulsivity, bravado, unpredictability, hype and flexibility.