Democrat Hillary Clinton is already looking past Election Day and planning to ease the concerns of other countries that have been upset with statements made by GOP nominee Donald Trump, Politico reported.
Trump began his campaign in June 2015 angering Mexico when he accused the country of sending their worst residents, including rapists and drug dealers, to the United States. He also has slammed China's trade policies and said NATO nations should not receive America's support if they do not contribute monetarily.
His positive words for Russian President Vladimir Putin also have caused alarm for U.S. allies.
Clinton's biggest problem, a top campaign adviser told Politico, will be whom to start with.
"Everybody wants to be the first call, everybody wants to be an early call," the adviser was quoted as saying. "People are curious about what her first foreign trip is going to be."
Clinton already has experience in winning over nations disgruntled with the United States when she served as secretary of state for President Barack Obama, Politico noted. President George W. Bush had frosted foreign relations over the invasion of Iraq.
Clinton quickly made calls to 40 foreign leaders, telling reporters a week into the job, "There is a great exhalation of breath going on around the world. We've got a lot of damage to repair."
Though Clinton made her first overseas trip at the time to Asia to foster better relations, she also was known for her less-successful "reset" button photo-op with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Though Clinton clearly is making plans as though she will win the Nov. 8 election, she still is making the campaign her top priority, the adviser told Politico.
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