Best president ever! How Trump's love of hyperbole could backfire

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the TD Convention Center, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)By Emily Flitter and James Oliphant NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Manhattan real estate lawyer Jon Mechanic remembers the summer day a decade ago when Donald Trump gave him a tour of a vacant retail space inside the Trump Tower on a glittering stretch of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Mechanic still has a copy of Trump’s book, “The Art of the Deal,” which the billionaire inscribed during the visit: “To the greatest real estate lawyer in the world, best wishes, Donald.” Anyone who has witnessed Trump’s meteoric surge to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field is familiar with that style of Trump Talk – a mix of bullish optimism and hyperbole. While his competitors gravely list the country’s ills, Trump tells voters how fantastic everything is going to be once he’s president.

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