As Trump’s chosen appointees flee the chaos and dysfunction of his administration in ever greater numbers, it’s been harder and harder to attract anyone suitably qualified to fill the vacancies.
As the Mueller probe looms ominously over the President and he sinks deeper into the abyss of paranoia and resentment, fewer and fewer conservatives are willing to put their careers and their names at risk by becoming involved with this toxic administration, leading to the appointment of less and less qualified candidates to critically important positions.
That much was made obvious on Friday when the Republican Party’s official Twitter account fired off a tweet bragging about the “credentials” of Trump’s new Ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert.
Those credentials include, uh, ” traveling,” and not much else:
.@realDonaldTrump’s nominee for UN Ambassador, Heather Nauert, has played a pivotal role in major diplomatic events, including:
-Traveling to 26 countries
-Traveling with @SecPompeo on every State Department-led trip
-Providing vital support during the historic Singapore summit
— GOP (@GOP) December 27, 2018
Heather Nauert previously worked as a FOX News host on the Big Story, became a newsreader on the president’s favorite show, FOX and Friends, in 2012 before joining the government as a spokeswoman for the State Department in 2017 — meaning that she has almost no experience in diplomacy or international relations.
What she does have, and what Trump clearly values above everything else, is loyalty to the Trump family. She publicly tweeted support for Ivanka Trump after Nordstrom’s pulled all Ivanka Trump-branded clothing from their shelves, saying she would buy two pairs and promote them on FOX and Friends that week.
Social media was quick to pounce on Trump and the GOP for choosing a FOX host to represent the United States on the world’s largest stage, and the results are hilarious.
Here’s a selection of the best responses:
Wow, she's ridden on an airplane and even had a passport and everything!
Way to go, guys! You sure found the very bestest person for this job!
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) December 28, 2018
Nauert has been perfectly adequate at her job, but tbh this is the thinnest f**king resume I’ve seen for a U.N. Ambassador nominee in my lifetime. https://t.co/YZCdX8H3RF
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) December 28, 2018
I take my dog everywhere but he’s not qualified for any job.
— Ubergropenfuehrer (@Impeacherator) December 27, 2018
using this metric, you should give the job to Pompeo's cell phone
— Christopher Sebela (@xtop) December 27, 2018
She’s a @FoxNews host with no diplomatic, foreign policy, political, international relations, or cultural studies experience or education. Otherwise, super qualified. Your tweets and entire party are a fucking joke.
— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) December 27, 2018
Can I be your 2nd in command? I’ve eaten the following apples:
– red delicious
– golden delicious
– Granny Smith
That makes me qualified, right?
— Eric G. (@ejgreco78) December 28, 2018
-I’ve been to numerous countries
-I’m a Veteran, and considered myself a diplomat when I was deployed to Korea during Desert Storm and acted accordingly
-I think it’s deplorable to keep kids in cages
-I think it’s criminal to let them die
Hire me. I can start tomorrow.
— Silvermane (@TreeHappyDog) December 27, 2018