Trump really wanted famous warmonger John Bolton in his State Department, but that mustache was just too out of control. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"Donald Trump passed over a potential candidate for Secretary of State because of bushy moustache, according to insiders close to the incoming US President.
Several of Mr Trump’s associates said they thought that John Bolton’s brush-like moustache was one of the factors that handicapped the bombastic former United Nations ambassador in the sweepstakes for the role.
“Donald was not going to like that moustache,” said one, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “I can’t think of anyone that’s really close to Donald that has a beard that he likes.”
“That’s the language he speaks. He’s very aesthetic,” said one person familiar with the transition team’s internal deliberations. “You can come with somebody who is very much qualified for the job, but if they don’t look the part, they’re not going anywhere.”
Given Mr Trump’s own background as a master brander and showman who ran beauty pageants as a sideline, it was probably inevitable that he would be looking beyond their résumés for a certain aesthetic in his supporting players.
“Presentation is very important because you’re representing America not only on the national stage but also the international stage, depending on the position,” said Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller.”*
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