National Security Advisor John Bolton has named the equally deluded Islamophobe Fred Fleitz as his chief of staff.
Now, the bigot can lead the bigoted.
In all seriousness though, Fleitz is coming to the White House administration from the Center for Security Policy, an organization that has been designated as an anti-Muslim extremist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
You can’t get much more openly bigoted than that.
Following the nerve-agent attack on U.K. soil against former Soviet spy Sergei Skripal, the U.S. and Russia have begun expelling one another’s diplomats and closing their respective embassies in an escalation of political tensions.
Relations between the two countries have been confusing at best and contradictory at worst, with the U.S. president congratulating Putin on his reelection one day and hiring anti-Russia John Bolton as national security advisor the next.The United States has moved to expel 60 Russian diplomats in solidarity with the United Kingdom and its NATO allies following the nerve-agent attack against former Soviet spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter on U.K. soil in early March.
The U.S. joins 25 other countries in the expulsion of Russian diplomats, including Australia, Germany, Ukraine, France, Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, and Poland.
According to British Prime Minister Theresa May, it is the “largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history,” with more than 135 expelled.