The brainchild of a handful of academics, free-thinking State Department bureaucrats, and public intellectuals in the 1970s, “Track II” diplomacy grew out of the observation that private individuals, meeting unofficially, can find their way to common ground that official negotiators can’t.
"We'll work together," Trump said on the phone call. He said he wanted to repeal the Affordable Care Act - "that A.C.A. is terrible," he told Schumer - which was an obvious nonstarter for the incoming minority leader. He also said he wanted a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan.