|A photo by Sopes from the south of France yesterday
It should have been done by Obama. Those opposed to Trump should not oppose this just because he did it.
As a point of view, that couldn't be clearer.
And many of his staff - from Katty Kay to Kim Ghattas to Barbara Plett Usher - joined in the chorus of approval.
Looking back, isn't that a truly remarkable thing for the supposedly impartial boss of the BBC's US news output to state publicly?
And it's striking that this same Paul Danahar has just been promoted to the post of BBC Foreign Editor, replacing Andrew Roy.
We've quite an archive of pieces about him. Being opinionated isn't something that's new as far as he goes. He presided over the BBC's Middle East coverage [i.e. was Jeremy Bowen's boss] before taking charge of the BBC's US coverage, and was just as free with his views then.