US Ambassador Colleen Bell, and her husband Bradley Bell host luncheon for President János Áder and his wife Anita Herczegh on February 9, 2016, one year after arriving Hungary. Photo: MTI / US Embassy in Budapest
Those who understand the meaning of symbolism probably noticed that the US Ambassador wears an orange color dress during the official event.
Orange is the logo of the Fidesz party and the fact that Ambassador Bell wears a vibrant orange dress is surely not a coincidence. What could this mean. Most probably, the gesture suggests that the US government is satisfied with the governing party's current policy, especially, with Fidesz's approval of the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) initiative.
The US government most likely realized that due to several factors, Fidesz that represents traditional conservatism in Hungarian society is here to stay; the ongoing migration crisis (which won't go away anytime soon) and the charisma of PM Viktor Orbán ensure Fidesz's dominance in the Hungarian political arena for many years to come foreshadowing another Fidesz victory in the next general election in 2018.
Ambassador Bell is way more intelligent then her predecessor Andre Goodfriend who was completely out of touch with Hungarian reality; he encouraged anti-Fidesz riot by personally attending opposition rallies not realizing that his protegees have zero chance to win a general election.