(OPINION) World leaders are openly mocking America in response to a photo of Biden’s deputy assistant Nuclear Energy Secretary Sam Brinton and Assistant Health Secretary Rachel Levine at French ambassador Philippe Etienne’s home that went viral last week.
“Week 4 On The Job: Champagne and Celebration with the French Ambassador in his residence for Bastille Day. (But also the amazing opportunity to connect with one of the only other transgender government officials, Admiral Levine – not gonna lie, it felt great to commiserate with a fellow trans person facing the hate.)” Brinton captioned the now made-private post on Instagram.
Russia’s United Nations diplomat Dmitry Polyanskiy posted a screenshot of Brinton’s post with the caption: “Keep going that way, our dear American ex-partners! I don’t think we even need any long-term strategies to counter your malicious role in the world – you are doing the right thing yourselves! And let the whole world see WhoYouAre!”
Maria Zakharova, a Russian foreign affairs communications official, also posted the image with a caption that translates to: “US transgender Admiral Rachel Levine and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Nuclear Energy Sam Brinton at the French Embassy at a Bastille Day reception. Answer the question honestly for yourself: are these the values that you are ready to instill in your children? Or do we still fight for our own?” READ MORE