The former Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, Henry Kissinger, had met with Trump in November. His recent statements call Trump a ‘phenomenon’ and that he has the potential to be a ‘considerable President’.
Watch Kissinger on ‘Face the Nation’:
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has described President-elect Donald Trump as a ‘phenomenon’ with the potential to do ‘something remarkable’.
The 93-year-old Nobel laureate told CBS show Face The Nation that the Republican’s unconventional style could be an asset and an ‘extraordinary opportunity’ for the US.
‘Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen. So it is a shocking experience to them that he came into office, at the same time, extraordinary opportunity,’ Kissinger said.
‘And I believe he has the possibility of going down in history as a very considerable president,’ he added.
‘Because of the combination of the partial vacuum and the new questions, one could imagine that something remarkable and new emerges out of it,’ Kissinger said. ‘I’m not saying it will. I’m saying it’s an extraordinary opportunity.’
On December 11, speaking at the newly-established Nobel Peace Prize Forum Oslo, Kissinger said Trump was a personality that has ‘no precedent in modern American history,’ but cautioned against judging him on his campaign rhetoric.
Kissinger said that before ‘postulating an inevitable crisis,’ the new administration should be given a chance to present its international policies, despite the ‘rhetorical elements … (and) challenging patterns’ presented during Trump’s campaign.
The elder statesman met with Trump in November. The pair are said to have discussed China, Russia, Iran and the EU during their meeting.
After the meeting, Kissinger told CNN: ‘This president-elect is the most unique that I have experienced in one respect. No baggage.’
Kissinger – who served under Republican Presidents Nixon and Ford – declined to endorse a 2016 presidential candidate.
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Kissinger apparently didn’t get the memo that nobody is supposed to say anything remotely nice or hopeful about Trump.
Maybe someone should forward Kissinger’s comments to Michelle… she’s needing some ‘hope’ these days.
Republicans are full of hope because, well, Barack and Michelle are leaving the White House.
Republicans now control the Presidency and Congress.
We can stop being lectured by the ‘moral and intellectual superiors’ that push the Leftist agenda.
Perhaps now we won’t keep getting shoved into the abyss of Progressivism, or worse fling ourselves into it of our own volition.
We’re with you, Hank.
We think Trump could be a ‘considerable President’, too.
Especially if you compare him to the last guy.