Trump re­as­sur­ing the world he’s fo­cus­ing on for­eign pol­icy

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

Don­ald Trump sought to re­as­sure ner­vous lead­ers around the globe with his most public foray into for­eign pol­icy since the elec­tion, wel­com­ing Ja­pan’s prime min­is­ter to Trump Tower on Thurs­day.

Trump planned a face-to-face meet­ing late Thurs­day with Shinzo Abe, his first with a world leader since last week’s vote, after con­sult­ing with for­mer Sec­re­tary of State Henry Kissinger and sit­ting down with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Ha­ley, a po­ten­tial con­tender to lead the State Depart­ment.

In Wash­ing­ton, Vice Pres­i­den­t­elect Mike Pence hud­dled with Repub­li­can lead­ers in Congress. He then met with House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the newly elected leader of the Sen­ate Democrats, seek­ing to con­vey re­spect as Democrats pre­pare for Repub­li­can rule of both cham­bers and the White House for the first time in a decade.

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