On May 18, 2018, I wrote a blog post titled “Negging” That is Donald Trump’s often used modus operandi.
According to New Statesman:
Negging, as it is called, is in essence a trick. The idea is to undermine a woman's confidence by making backhanded or snide remarks—give a compliment with one hand, and take away with the other. It is about control, putting the man in charge of the interaction by pushing the woman to earn his approval...
Mr. Trump was using this tactic against his opponents to make them vulnerable. He used this tactic against Mexicans (They bring drugs, they bring crime, but some of them are good people) and against his opponents (So and so is a good man but…..). Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State but her husband was the best President.
Why I am writing this blog post today? President Trump has used this tactic again with Prime Minister Modi. Trump wanted anti-malarial drug. hyroxychloroquine, from India. India had banned the export of that drug. Trump said:
"I didn't hear it was his decision. I know that he stopped it for other countries (but) I spoke to him yesterday and we had a very good talk... I said we'd appreciate you allowing our supply to come out. If he doesn't allow it to come... there may be retaliation," Mr Trump said, referring to his Sunday phone call with PM Modi.
After India allowed the export of the drug, hours after the warning, US President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "great" and "really good".
This is classic “negging”.