Kissinger: Trump Could Go Down in History as a ‘Very Considerable President’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Presidents Richard Nixon and President Gerald Ford’s former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said President-elect Donald Trump, “has the possibility of going down in history as a very considerable president.”

Kissinger said, “Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen. So it shocking experience to them that he came into office. At the same time extraordinary opportunity. And I believe he has the possibility of going down in history as a very considerable president because every country now has two things to consider. One, their perception that the previous president or the outgoing president basically withdrew America from international politics so they had to make their own assessment of the necessities.”

“And secondly, he is a new president who is asking a lot of unfamiliar questions and because of the combination of the partial vacuum and the new questions one can imagine that something remarkable and new emerges out of it,” he continued. “I’m not saying it will, I’m saying it’s an extraordinary opportunity.”

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