Trump: World Leaders Relaying Message of Reconciliation to Kissinger
World leaders are seeking to make peace with Donald Trump, relaying that message in conversations for former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the presumptive Republican nominee said on Friday.
“One of the biggest diplomats of the country, he’s a friend of mine – you saw recently I have actually met with him, it was all over the place – and he said, ‘Donald, I thought you were wrong in your approach; I thought it was too tough. But you know what? All of those countries are calling me [and asking], ‘What do we do, what do we do? How can we make him happy? If he wins, what can we do?'” Trump told his supporters during a campaign rally in Fresno, California.
Trump met with the former Secretary of State at his home in New York last week.
“I am with this man, and he said they are all calling. He knows all nations. He is a highly respected guy. A great guy,” Trump said about Kissinger without mentioning his name. “And he said they want to know, they want to get along.”
“Respect us,” Trump said was his response. “That’s really it. We want to be respected. We don’t want to be the dummies anymore.”
Trump also responded to President Obama’s statement during a press conference at the G-7 summit in Japan on Thursday, saying that Trump’s campaign statements had his fellow world leaders concerned. “They’re rattled by him and for good reason,” Obama said. “Because a lot of the proposals that he’s made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what is required to keep America safe.”
“First of all, he is not supposed to be talking when he is in Japan about politics in our nation,” Trump said. “I think I got him rattled. He is the one that is rattled, if you want to know the truth.”