Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Dr. Henry Kissinger
11:48 A.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Henry Kissinger has been a friend of mine. I’ve liked him, I’ve respected him. But we’ve been friends for a long time, long before my emergence in the world of politics, which has not been too long.
But we have been really in, I guess you’d say, the New York scene a little bit — but we got to know each other very well. He’s a man I have great, great respect for. He’s also somebody — usually I say, “Have you ever been in the Oval Office?” And with Henry Kissinger, I didn’t bother asking that question because he has been in this office many, many times. Continue reading “Tue, Oct 10, 2017: Trump meets with Henry Kissinger at White House”
10:00 am: Receives his daily intelligence briefing
11:30 am: Meets with Henry Kissinger
12:30 pm: Lunch with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis; private dining room
3:00 pm: Welcomes the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House; East Room
President Donald Trump on Wednesday commented on his firing of FBI Director James Comey after holding an unannounced meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
“He wasn’t doing a good job. Very simply. He was not doing a good job,” the president said of Comey to reporters in Washington.
Trump’s meeting with Kissinger, meanwhile, was a surprise, as it was not on the president’s public schedule for Wednesday. Trump said he discussed Syria and Russia with former President Richard Nixon’s national security adviser and secretary of state.
“We’re talking about Syria and I think that we’re going to do very well with respect to Syria and things are happening that are really, really, really positive,” Trump said. “We’re going to stop the killing and the death.”
Trump said it was an “honor” to speak with Kissinger and that they had been friends for a long time.
–U.S. News & World Report