Thursday brought the news that former UN Ambassador John Bolton will be replacing HR McMaster as National Security Adviser. Bolton’s best known for his hawkish foreign policy views and walrus mustache, but a less remarked-upon trait is his penchant for buttondown collars.
Bolton appears to be sporting one in every photo that appears on Google, often accompanied by a simple repp tie. Perhaps the Baltimore native from a blue-collar background picked up the style during his time at Yale. The class of ’70 alum can also be seen sporting a Yale class ring in many photos.
While some chatter that McMaster’s fall is related to his being a globalist, a member of the deep state, or some other ominous descriptor, it’s possible the White House has run out of starched, spread-collar men, and has had to resort to buttondowners. — ERIC TWARDZIK