This article was published by the (UK) Daily Mirror on February 12th, 1980.
One of the most remarkable successes of the Trilateral Commission was the election of Jimmy Carter as U.S. President in 1976.
It was duriung a lunch in London the autumn of 1972 that David Rockefeller decided to help the presidential aspirations of the unknown Jimmy Carter.
He invited Carter to join the Commission. Carter leapt at the chance.
But most astonishing of all, once Carter was elected he chose almost his entire Cabinet from the sixty-three original American members of of the Trilateral Commission, including Zbignew Brzezinski, Cyrus Vance, Walter Mondale, Harold Brown, Michael Blumenthal and Andrew Young.
Since then President Carter and David Rockefeller have fallen out.
In April 1978 Carter made his controversial decision not to deploy the neutron bomb for NATO forces, a decision that upset and angered Rockefeller.
The last straw was the row over the Shah of Iran. Carter refused to continue supporting the Shah while civil war was raging. Rockefeller had huge financial interests in Iran.
Rockefeller is not supporting Jimmy Carter in his bid for re-election.
This year David Rockefeller has a new candidate. His name is George Bush, a former American ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador to China and former Director of the CIA.
George Bush is 55, six ft. 2in. tall, lean handsome all-American who made his fortune building an oil drilling company.
After resigning from the CIA in 1977 George Bush joined the Trilateral Commission.
Like Jimmy Carter four years earlier, Bush has risen from nowhere and is treading along the same Rockefeller path.
Rockefeller is the financial muscle behind Bush's election campaign. He has contributed openly to the Bush for President Committee.
And now George Bush, a few months ago considered a 50-1 outsider in the presidency stakes, is President Carter's chief challenger in the November elections.
Bush resigned from the Trilateral Commission just before the Bush for President Committee was formed.
Jimmy Carter, when asked which Republican he would least like to run against, replied, "George Bush."