Is it just a problem of regular Trumpian disorder, or is there a serious intrigue afoot between America and our most steadfast ally Britain?
The Trump Administration got called out publicly by the British Embassy over a diplomatic flap when the White House tried to quietly, but publicly ban UK nationals from customary visits to our nation's governing mansion.
Trump's White House said publicly that tours had reopened, but is telling the public to ask Embassies, and then refusing to accept the formal requests, creating much ado about nothing, and real consular work.
The British Embassy wasted no time firing back at the White House, brutally showing how quickly two countries can be separated by a common language.
This is the most official evidence that President Donald Trump's Administration has declared Lying as America's new official language, to replace the actual English language.
According to the official White House statement, visitors from the UK and elsewhere can apply for places, saying: “If you wish to visit the White House and are a citizen of a foreign country, please contact your embassy in Washington, DC for assistance in submitting a tour request.” But the British Embassy in the US capital quickly repudiated the announcement, citing the State Department: “The White House website states that foreign nationals interested in touring the White House should contact their Embassy to arrange a tour. “However, the Embassy has been advised by the US Department of State that this is on hold. We are therefore unable to process any applications at this time.”
The Trump regime is highly disorganized, so this kind of mixed messaging is easily written off by the press, but it's also intriguing in light of the spy vs. spy nature of recent news reports about a pair of UK nationals whose involvement in this year's election evokes Cold War events and the stuff that Hollywood fictions are spun from.
Christopher Steele is the former MI-6 agent (yes, yes, James Bond's agency) whose explosive intelligence dossier on Donald Trump alleges a massive blackmail scheme that is painstakingly being confirmed by the American media.
Steele just came out of hiding this week and the Ranking Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee says he expects to take his testimony in public hearings starting on March 20th.
Meanwhile, News Corp. reports that Trump's 'Ace of Brexits' Nigel Farage, just sat down for a very public cup of tea with Wikileaks Julian Assange on the other side of the pond.
Conservative foreign policy report Max Boot wrote a recent article entitled "Wikileaks has joined the Trump Administration" which ably describes the many reasons why Farage's visit to the Ecuadorian Embassy should raise eyebrows.
The Guardian certainly believed that Farage's Russian state-owned media ties were newsworthy in 2014, and it is no less noticeable today that the UKIP party’s Pro-Brexit propagandist bearing Nazi imagery had a goal of damaging the EU is politically aligned with Vladimir Putin.
President Trump's decision to use cognitive dissonance and dismiss America's closest allies raises red flags any way you look view the situation.
Either President Trump is running a disordered White House, casually diplomatically lying to America's top ally, he's paranoid that our Ally will spy on him with tourists, or he's gaslighting the truth intentionally because where we have seen so much smoke lately, there is fire.