Unfilled Ambassadorships

 
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mapadofu
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11 November 2018 07:55
 

Apparently, the Trump administration hasn’t seen fit to bother with nominating ambassador Turkey and Saudi Arabia, amongst others.

https://www.apnews.com/f1bd4b07565d45e6b207bf4de55f0dc2

 
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11 November 2018 23:38
 

Thanks for that.

I thought this was just due to incompetence, but at this point, there must be a strategy behind this.
Just like the Federalist Society has a list for Trump to appoint judges from, I’m sure Washington Insiders have a list of people eager to be named Ambassadeur, even in less-than-awesome locations.

My guess is that Trump is holding out for some sort of gain (political or financial) - either from the applicants or the target countries.