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Henry Kissinger and George Shultz Will Not Endorse in 2016 Election

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Foreign policy gurus Henry Kissinger and George Shultz have announced they will not endorse a presidential candidate, after reports circulated Friday that they were considering a joint endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

“We are not making any endorsement in the current presidential election,” Kissinger and Shultz said in a joint statement provided to TIME. “We are dedicated to fostering a bipartisan foreign policy, and we will devote ourselves to this effort now and after the election.”

Kissinger, who served as Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, told TIME in May that he disagrees with Trump’s foreign policy ideas. “On foreign policy, you identify many key problems,” he said of Trump. “I do not generally agree with the solutions. One-shot outcomes are probably not possible.”

Clinton has previously touted praise from Kissinger. “I was very flattered when Henry Kissinger said I ran the State Department better than anybody had run it in a long time,” she said at a Democratic debate in February.

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