Here's more on the connection between Donald Trump and the president of the Council on Foreign Relations (via NYT)
Donald J. Trump, who again declined on Thursday morning to say whom he talks to about foreign affairs, held a private briefing last summer with Richard N. Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, a spokeswoman for Mr. Haass said Thursday.
The spokeswoman, Iva Zoric, released a statement after Mr. Trump made a laudatory statement about Mr. Haass in an appearance Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“I respect Richard Haass, who’s on your show a lot,” Mr. Trump said. “And I like him a lot. I have a few people that I really like and respect.’
In addition to his role in the CFR, Haass is a member of the Trilateral Commission and a Bilderberg attendee. He was appointed special envoy to the State Department by Barack Obama.
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