US foreign policy veteran warns Trump would make world less stable

May 13, 2016 01:11

Donald Trump's foreign policy proposals would make the world a less stable place, former Secretary of State James Baker told a US Senate hearing on Thursday as the Republican presidential candidate met elsewhere with party congressional leaders.

Under questioning from Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a former Trump rival in the presidential race, Baker said the world "would be far less stable" with a weaker NATO or if more countries had nuclear weapons as Trump has proposed.

"We've a got a lot of problems today, but we'd have a hell of a lot more if that were the case," Baker told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, adding that US commitments around the world "promote US security."

Trump met with Baker on Thursday at Trump's request, said a Baker spokesman, who declined further comment.

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