President-Elect Donald Trump is reaching across the isle in the best way possible.
Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who is a staunch critic of Hillary Clinton and other war-hawk Democrats and Republicans, met with Trump on an issue they both agree on: war.
Gabbard and Trump met in New York City to discuss U.S. policy in Syria, she said in a statement, though some have speculated she is under consideration to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
“President-elect Trump asked me to meet with him about our current policies regarding Syria, our fight against terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria], as well as other foreign policy challenges we face,” Gabbard said.
“I felt it important to take the opportunity to meet with the President-elect now before the drumbeats of war that neocons have been beating drag us into an escalation of the war to overthrow the Syrian government—a war which has already cost hundreds of thousands of lives and forced millions of refugees to flee their homes in search of safety for themselves and their families.”
Gabbard said that while the “rules of political expediency” would suggest she not take a meeting with the president-elect, she refuses to “play politics” with American and Syrian lives.
This is phenomenal of Trump to be finding common ground and gaining broad support, but don’t expect the media to give him any credit for this.