CNN Mocks White House for Awarding Ambassador Roles to Ridiculously Unqualified Obama Donors

December 3, 2014

CNN hosts John King and Alisyn Camerota mocked President Obama’s decision to appoint two of his clueless donors to crucial ambassador positions in Argentina and Hungary.

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended Obama's appointment of soap opera producer Colleen Bell as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, touting her "distinguished private sector career." Meanwhile, Noah Mamet, who donated $500,000 to Obama's 2012 campaign but has never been to Argentina, was appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina.

"There was this confirmation hearing a year ago at this point that was just terrible where he had to admit he hadn't been to Argentina," radio host Tamara Keith said. "Senator John McCain sort of took it upon himself to just expose, just the lack of knowledge of the countries where these people will going."

King and Camerota had fun mocking Obama's spoils system politics.

"I offer myself up, Alisyn, as we get back to New York, I'm going to find a small island with a beautiful beach, rum drinks and umbrellas and all that, that I've never been to and I offer myself up," King said. "I just, unfortunately, can't make any political contributions so I don't think I'm going to get the job."

"Ambassador to Bermuda? Ambassador to Fiji? Any of those things suit your fancy?" Camerota asked.

"Never been to Fiji, so you're on, you got it!" King said. "Thank you, Madam President."

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