“He’s an honorable man and I hold him in the highest regard.”
Under the bus.
“[I]f I become PM our Ambassador stays.”
“I don’t know the Ambassador, but …”
Persona non grata.
“She has no experience as a diplomat. She has no meaningful experience in the government.”
“The timing could not have been worse.”
“I’d then be accused of nepotism, if you can believe it.”
Stirring things up
Getting a little snippy, aren’t we?
“What Israel is doing is a genocide.”
“…it is highly likely that Russia was responsible for the act against Sergei and Yulia Skirpal.”
“Overwhelmed by Russophobia.”
And it was a pretty empty bag
Still an unusual choice
Dubious but not definitive
Hey… why not?
“I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day.”
“Don’t hold your breath”?
“…it is not unusual for presidential campaign teams to interact with diplomats.”
Need to know?
“The United States stands with the people of Ukraine…”
“Once the president-elect gets to hear from his national security team, I think what he says after that will be most important.”
Still following the despot’s playbook
Assuming you believe him
“He has done everything he can to undercut the media, to try and delegitimize us …”
And somehow getting away with it