Trump foreign policy adviser has advice for Russian grads


MOSCOW (AP) — One of Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisers has offered some advice to graduates of the prestigious New Economic School in Moscow, a city where he once worked as an investment banker.

While Carter Page insists he came to Russia as a “private citizen and entrepreneur,” his visit has attracted attention after Trump named him to his team of foreign policy advisers.

Page had little to say about U.S. foreign policy, although he suggested that many of the “mistakes” that spoiled relations between the U.S. and Russia “originated in my own country.”

Speaking Friday at the school where President Barack Obama gave the commencement address in 2009, Page offered the graduates a number of life tips, such as:

“If you don’t treat others with respect, they won’t treat you with respect.”

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