According to Quartz, President Trump’s pick for ambassador to South Africa is Lana Marks, the well-known founder and creator of a handbag line.
Marks’ handbag line is just as well-known amongst celebrities as she is. She once had a friendship with Princess Diana and she is a popular member of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago. However, Marks has little to none experience in diplomacy or in the geopolitical world.
This move by President Trump shows that he will continue to choose individuals successful in the business world with close ties to him over those with diplomatic experience.