Kissinger – ‘Something Remarkable’ Could Emerge From Trump’s Approach to Foreign Policy

Kissinger – ‘Something Remarkable’ Could Emerge
From Trump’s Approach to Foreign Policy

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Cathy Burke
December 18, 2016

Former Secretary of State and revered GOP political scientist Henry Kissinger declared “something remarkable” could emerge from President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy, and that he has the chance of going down in history as “a very considerable president.”

In an interview on “Face the Nation” aired Sunday, Kissinger said he gave “huge credit” to Trump for “having analyzed an aspect of the American situation,” developed a strategy “and prevail” — even against the GOP leadership.

“I had not thought of him as a presidential candidate until he became a presidential candidate,” he said. “In the first appearances,I thought it was a transitory phenomenon. Now his challenge is to apply that same skill to the international situation.”

On the international stage, Trump is “a phenomenon foreign countries haven’t seen,” Kissinger said.

“So it is a shocking experience to them that he came into office,” he said. “At the same time [it’s an] extraordinary opportunity and I believe he has the possibility of going down in history as a very considerable president…”

“He is a new president asking a lot of unfamiliar questions,” Kissinger added. “Because of the new questions one can imagine that something remarkable and new emerges out of it. I’m not saying it will, I’m saying it’s an extraordinary opportunity.”

Kissinger also offered his own advice to Trump: Stay focused, and keep “his mind clear on what the fundamental things are that he has to accomplish.”

“One of the hardest things is to distinguish the routine issues that come through from the essential issues that effect the long term and not to let himself get sucked into the battles of the bureaucracy for marginal issues,” he said.



Wow! When even the old guard sees merit, then Trump is doing things right. He promised a better America to be proud of again and from all his picks, he plans on delivering.  Refreshing!

Let’s hope it continues through out his term in office.


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6 Responses to Kissinger – ‘Something Remarkable’ Could Emerge From Trump’s Approach to Foreign Policy

  1. SafeSpace says:

    Kissinger has cred …. when he approves of someone / something, take note.

  2. I.R. Wayright says:

    I dunno. If Kissinger told me I was doing something right, I would do it differently.
    I remember how he F*&^* up Vietnam, along with Nixon and a lot of credit for the debacle going to the democrat party post April 30th 1975.
    For instance.; President Trump should not bother to negotiate with the mad mullahs of Iran. He should quietly rebuild our military and tell them to stop threatening Israel, America or anyone else or we will take pre-emptive action to render them incapable of carrying out those threats. Same thing with China or Russia. No sense negotiating. Like I said before on this forum, you can’t negotiate in good faith with someone who has no faith. (Or believes there is no higher power than themselves to answer to.)

  3. Hardnox says:

    It’s good he’s high-fiving Trump’s plans but Henreeee screwed the pooch on a number of issues the least of which was Vietnam, Iraq, Afcrapistan, and Palestine.