Trump to Meet With Kissinger

It's a 'rite of passage' for GOP candidates
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2016 1:37 AM CDT
Updated May 17, 2016 3:03 AM CDT
Trump to Meet With Kissinger
Henry Kissinger pauses while speaking at the Vietnam War Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, last month.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Donald Trump, following the footsteps of earlier GOP candidates, including Sarah Palin, will hold a face-to-face meeting with Henry Kissinger on Wednesday, sources tell the Washington Post, which calls the meeting "a rite of passage for many ambitious Republicans." A senior Trump aide tells NBC News that the candidate and the 92-year-old former secretary of state have already spoken to each other on the phone many times. Trump, apparently trying to boost his foreign policy credentials, met with James Baker, the George HW Bush administration's secretary of state, last Thursday, the same day that Baker said Trump foreign policy proposals like reducing US involvement in NATO would make the world more unstable, reports Reuters. (Earlier this year, Bernie Sanders declared that he was "proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend.")

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