American Chargé d’ Affaires to Ukraine William B. Taylor, characterized by the White House as a “radical unelected bureaucrat,” testified before the House Intelligence Committee today and I read his opening statement tonight. Remarkable. I’d just suggest that when John Bolton is the adult in the room, we are in an entirely new American foreign policy universe.
Sunset through the haze over Dubai Creek, United Arab Emirates.
As everyone knows, oranges is another word for beginnings.
“I hope they now go and take a look at the oranges, the oranges of the investigation, the beginnings of that investigation.”
– our American president on the Mueller report, speaking to the press on 2 April, 2019.
I know what you’re thinking. I’m being unkind, hypercritical. He really said origins and just slurred it or something.
You can watch it here.
It came during remarks with the Secretary General of NATO, the defense collective the United States set up after the second world war, of which President Trump, a hotel owner accused of profiting from the presidency, is the de facto leader.
It came on the same day as an article at ForeignPolicy.com titled The American Empire Is the Sick Man of the 21st Century: Failure at the center has left the United States up for sale to the highest bidder.
The article gently points out that in one of the president’s hotels,
“located directly between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, … a Saudi-funded lobbyist rented 500 rooms in the month after the 2016 election.”
Update: On reflection, after all, the president is a go-to guy on orange.