Mix up?

A Brussels expat magazine put it on its front page. Trump had selected a backer as ambassador to Belgium in June. The backer, no diplomatic experience of course, would reside in Brussels. Papers were dispatched to the Senate and June 22nd things were formalized.

Brussels, Belgium got ready – though it is unclear if they were thinking of putting on glad-rags, or pink protest-hats. Regardless: they were preparing to welcome businesswoman and Trump backer Jamie McCourt. 

They had read up on her: “63-year-old attorney and businesswoman Jamie McCourt formerly headed the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. No experience as a diplomat, but supported Trump during his election campaign in 2016.

Then the Senate was told they need not do a thing.
New papers were dispatched to Senate.
McCourt will become the new US ambassador to France and Monaco, residing in Paris.

Now, this does not exactly beat Scaramucci’s term in office, but:
* Did Trump mix up Brussels and Paris?
* Did he mix up France and Belgium?
* Did he mix up Belgium and Monaco?
* Did he mix up France and Monaco and Belgium?
* Did he mix up ambassadors?
* Did he manage all of the above?

The magazine stated “… The proposal to nominate McCourt as ambassador in Paris was sent to the Senate, which still has to approve the ambassador’s appointment. The White House announcement clearly states that the Senate no longer needs to provide a response to the previous appointment of McCourt as ambassador to Belgium. That nomination, sent to the Senate … , has been withdrawn for reasons still unclear. …


About Kate

Multilingual arts & culture journalist, blogger, columnist, writer and translator. Contributor to international (news) media. 2014 winning columnist Gentse Schrijversdagen, Gand, Belgium.
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