One of the most recognized statesmen in modern history, Henry Kissinger, has weighed in on the election of Donald Trump. Kissinger was the Secretary of State to two presidents, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
Sunday, Kissinger appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and drew hushed listeners as he extolled the achievements of the President-elect.
“Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen,” he explained, going further to say that most of the world leaders were shocked at his election.
“…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.”
For a man of Kissinger’s caliber to advance the notion that Trump’s special brand of unorthodox showmanship will most probably elevate his presidency to one of “extraordinary opportunity” says a lot about the man in whom America has placed its trust and hope.
It also shows the abject failure in the geopolitical spectrum of an Administration that was thrust into the spotlight purely on a cross-your-fingers-and-hope mentality. After receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, the Liberal clubhouse members thought the world would be eating out of their hands. Kissinger was absolutely right in calling attention to the “partial vacuum” of the outgoing Administration.
No prize will ever fix the problems this president has created through his own arrogance and inexperience…but perhaps a Republican outsider finally will.