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Trump's strategy is to win by destroying

Trump's strategy is to win by destroying

When I was a boy and lost just about every sporting event I tried, my father told me, "What counts isn't whether you win or lose but how you play the game."

Most parents told their kids this. It was part of the American creed. But I doubt Fred Trump passed on the same advice to little Donald, who seems to have learned the exact opposite: It's not how you play the game but whether you win or lose.

If there's one idea that summarizes Donald Trump -- his character, temperament, career, business strategy, politics and worldview -- it's winning at any cost.

That's the art of the deal.

The worst insult Mr. Trump can hurl is to say someone's a "loser."...

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