Monday, November 21, 2016

Give Trump chance to develop positive objectives - Kissinger

Henry Kissinger says the public shouldn’t just write off Donald Trump, calling him the “most unique” presidential figure in his lifetime. He said “one should not insist on nailing him into positions that he had taken in the campaign.”

In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, aired Sunday, the famed strategist and Nixon-era secretary of state said he believes something good may come out of a Trump presidency.

He says the president-elect is currently undergoing “the transition from being a campaigner to being a national strategist.”

Nobody knows what to expect from someone with “no baggage,” Kissinger said. Trump gained victory on the strength of his own platform, but also, crucially, on his own terms, independent of either major party strategy ....