- Tim Stanley: It's a ritual for GOP presidential hopefuls to seek Henry Kissinger's blessing
- The polarizing figure is warm to Clinton, cool to Trump, he says
Timothy Stanley, a conservative, is a historian and columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph. He is the author of "Citizen Hollywood: How the Collaboration Between L.A. and D.C. Revolutionized American Politics." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Donald Trump is pivoting his way across the political landscape. Rolling out Supreme Court picks to appease the right, reaching out to GOP donors, trying to woo House Speaker Paul Ryan. And on Wednesday, he met with elder statesman Henry Kissinger, who has become the Republican Jimmy Carter -- the man every nominee has to meet to get a blessing from history.