Oct 10, 2017

Trump talks North Korea with Henry Kissinger

Trump met with Kissinger in the Oval Office Tuesday morning. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump invited Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to the White House for advice on tensions with North Korea and China. "Henry ... I inherited a mess, but I'm fixing it," Trump said.

"It's always a great honor to be in this office," Kissinger said. At this moment, "the opportunity to build a constructive, peaceful world order is very great."

More from Trump:

  • On whether his comments about Rex Tillerson's IQ was undercutting the Secretary of State: "No, I didn't undercut anybody. I don't believe in undercutting people." The president is scheduled to have lunch with Tillerson today.
  • On tax reform: "People of this country want tax cuts. They want lower taxes." Trump also repeated the false claim that the U.S. is the most heavily taxed nation in the world.
  • On whether tensions with Sen. Bob Corker will affect tax legislation's chances: "I don't think so at all."
  • Trump also joked that he's going to act quickly against the Affordable Care Act so Kissinger's premiums don't rise.
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