Trump meets with James Baker in DC
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem MORE met with former Secretary of State James Baker during his Thursday swing through Washington as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee seeks to unite the Republican Party behind him. 
 
The pair met during Trump's visit to Jones Day, the Washington law firm where many members of his legal team practice, NBC News reported.
 
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The meeting came hours after Baker criticized some of Trump's key foreign policy proposals during a Thursday Senate hearing, including his call to roll back American involvement in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 
 
 
Rubio asked Baker to "describe a world in which NATO lost its way or perhaps disintegrated," parroting Trump's criticism. 
 
"We've got a lot of problems today but you'd have a hell of a lot more if that was the case," Baker responded. "NATO has been the foundation and the base for peace and stability in Europe and on the Eurasian Continent."
 
Rubio also brought up Trump’s call to let Japan and South Korea obtain nuclear weapons, without explicitly mentioning the mogul. 
 
"The more countries that acquire nuclear weapons, the more instability there is going to be in the world," Baker said. 
 
"Ever since the end of World War II, America has led the fight on against the proliferation of nuclear weapons, weapons that can kill millions and millions of people. We ought not to abandon that fight."  
 
Baker's meeting with Trump came after a series of meetings with major party leaders, including Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis Ryan Retirees should say 'no thanks' to Romney's Social Security plan California Governor Newsom and family dress as 2020 Democrats for Halloween DC's liaison to rock 'n' roll MORE and House leadership, as well as Senate leadership.