John Kerry Thinks Taylor Swift Would Be a Better Secretary of State Than Gary Busey
If it was up to Secretary of State John Kerry, he’d much rather have Taylor Swift take over his job than Gary Busey.
The former Massachusetts senator gave his endorsement for the pop superstar during a discussion about his involvement in the recent Iran deal on Thursday night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
While Kerry sung the agreement’s praises, host Stephen Colbert cracked a few jokes as he prodded the former presidential nominee over the merits of the deal.
“Are we kicking the nuclear can down the road 15 years and letting someone else who’s Secretary of State—Secretary of State Taylor Swift—letting her deal with this 15 years from now?” Colbert asked.
“Well that’s better than Gary Busey,” Kerry quickly fired back as the crowd roared with applause.
“I would not want to negotiate with Gary Busey,” Colbert joked. “You don’t know what that guy’s going to do.”
On the flip side, the Secretary of State admitted he wouldn’t mind being in talks with Swift about world affairs.
“I would like to negotiate with Taylor Swift,” Kerry said. “That would be interesting.”
“That would be very pleasant, you can be a part of the girl squad,” Colbert quipped.
The pair eventually got serious about the Iran deal during the interview. Kerry talked about how his experience in the Vietnam War has influenced his thoughts on any possible military intervention that might occur if this agreement fell through.
“You’ve brought up your experience in Vietnam to your determination to get this deal,” Colbert said. “What is the connection between the two of those?”
“War,” Kerry replied. “What I learned in Vietnam was pretty simple. That it was a war in which too many of my friends died and died, I believed, under circumstances that might have been adverted if different choices had been made by people in positions of responsibility.”
The Secretary of State added, “I vowed that if I was ever one of those people in a position of responsibility, I would do everything in my power to make sure that young men and women in America were never sent to war unless it was a last resort.”
Check out a snippet of the interview in the clip below.