Biden Under Pressure To Appoint Fewer Top Donor Ambassadors

After the Donald Trump administration named more politically connected ambassadors than any modern president, President Joe Biden is under pressure to reverse the trend of naming high-dollar donors to ambassador positions. “Our diplomats expect Biden to build diplomacy back better. That’s what he promised on the campaign trail,” said former Foreign Service officer Brett Bruen in a statement Tuesday. “It means not going back to the old practice of doling out ambassadors to the well-to-do and the well-connected.” Modern administrations have taken to giving highly coveted ambassador roles like Fr…

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