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 [sic] 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…”