Without guile, Politico tells us:
The president named Hope Hicks to be a member of the board overseeing the prestigious Fulbright scholarship. Hicks has long been one of Trump’s closest confidants outside of members of his own family and returned to the White House this year after leaving earlier in his presidency. Her Covid-19 diagnosis this fall touched off a deluge of positive tests throughout Trump’s orbit, including the president himself.
Why he didn’t nominate Einstein Genius Visa award winner Mel to this post will remain a mystery of the ages. The Sphinx smiles knowingly:
The president also nominated former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to serve on the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as White House staff secretary Derek Lyons, who notified Trump of his plans to leave the job earlier this month.
…because when you think performing art,
Ursula, er, Bondi comes to mind. We all saw her perform during the Impeachment Trial. The Sphinx chuckles:
Stephanie Grisham, the former White House press secretary who never held a formal public media briefing during her tenure, was nominated to the National Board for Education Sciences.
“Stop it, yer killing me,” the Sphinx begs:
And Ric Grenell, Trump’s former ambassador to Germany and acting director of national intelligence who later advised Trump’s reelection campaign from a post at the Republican National Committee, was nominated to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.
Anyway, it’s a full-hand of incompetent nincompoops being embedded in fine institutions for which none of ’em are qualified, so it has all the earmarks of another Lord Damp Nutian eff-you to America.