The Washington Post reports that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is to meet with Bilderberg kingpin Henry Kissinger this week in order to tap his ‘expertise’ on foreign policy.

Sources close to Trump told reporters that the two will discuss all aspects of foreign policy, but will particularly focus on China.

The post reports:

Meeting with Kissinger has become a rite of passage for many ambitious Republicans, especially those who land on the party’s presidential ticket. Sarah Palin had a high-profile meeting with him in 2008 when she became the GOP vice-presidential nominee, seeking his counsel and association with his credentials.

The face-to-face session comes after weeks of phone conversations between Trump and Kissinger, who was a top adviser to presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. The people close to Trump spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss his private schedule and his relationship with the 92-year-old former diplomat.

The move by Trump’s campaign is a strange one, given that he has been billed as the ultimate anti-establishment outsider, and Kissinger is the biggest Washington insider there is.

The report also suggests that while Trump has denounced globalism as a “false song,” he is beginning to lean toward a more realist view of international affairs, a la Kissinger.

“Trump’s conferring with Kissinger underscores not only how he is building relationships with Republican elders but how he leans toward a more realist view of international affairs.” the report states.

The report also notes that Trump has been meeting with James A. Baker III, another former Republican secretary of state, and consummate insider, under the Bushes.

Baker was vocal in his criticism of Trump’s foreign policy proposals, particularly his call to abolish NATO.

Are these elitist insiders attempting to co-opt Trump’s campaign and exert their globalist ideals upon his outlook?

It will be interesting to keep tabs on Trump’s whereabouts next month, and whether he decides a trip to Dresden Germany, the site of the annual Bilderberg confab, might be a good idea.

In recent times, Kissinger has hinted that he would like to see Hillary Clinton as the next President.

Hillary has previously cited the approval of the Bilderberg Steering Committee member to defend her record as Secretary of State. Last year, Hillary praised Kissinger In a review for his book, “World Order.” Clinton referred to the kingpin’s “compelling case” for building a global architecture.

Writing for the Washington Post, Clinton fawned over Kissinger’s lifelong work, arguing that “no viable alternative” for the future remains.

“Henry Kissinger’s book makes a compelling case for why we have to do it and how we can succeed,” Clinton wrote.

According to Clinton, President Obama and herself have long worked toward fulfilling the same strategy as Kissinger.

“His analysis, despite some differences over specific policies, largely fits with the broad strategy behind the Obama administration’s effort over the past six years to build a global architecture of security and cooperation for the 21st century,” she said.

During the Democratic debates, Clinton’s rival Bernie Sanders highlighted her ties to Kissinger as a way of promoting his own anti-establishment credentials.

“I happen to believe that Henry Kissinger was one of the most destructive secretaries of state in the modern history of this country,” Sanders said. “I am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend. I will not take advice from Henry Kissinger.”

Sanders noted that Kissinger paved the way for one of the worst instances of genocide in modern history when he oversaw the carpet bombing of Cambodia and subsequent ground incursion, allowing the Communist Chinese-backed Khmer Rouge to gain power.

“Count me in as someone who will not be listening to Henry Kissinger,” Sanders told viewers.