From Robert Reich: Trump has appointed Lana Marks to serve as United States Ambassador to South Africa. Marks’ qualifications for the post? She is a handbag designer who just also happens to be a member of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. She has no diplomatic experience or expertise in African affairs.
If confirmed, Marks will be the second member of Mar-a-Lago to receive an ambassadorship. So there you have it, folks: Trump is handing out positions in government to paying members of his country club. If this isn’t kleptocracy, I don’t know what is.
Handbag designer Lana Marks would become the latest Mar-a-Lago member to join the U.S. diplomatic corps.