Charles Krauthammer tonight weighed in on James Taylor’s performance of “You’ve Got a Friend” in Paris.

“I would normally have insouciance over a James Taylor performance, but this is happening in Paris, flown in by the secretary of state [as] a way to appease the French over the snub of last week. It seems like an ‘Onion’ story, but it is actually real," he said.

Krauthammer also noted that the song was preceded by Secretary of State John Kerry hugging French President Francois Hollande, remarking that Hollande didn’t seem quite prepared for the embrace.

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