White House Defends Soap Opera Producer As Ambassador

Josh Earnest says President Obama has "confidence" in political donor Colleen Bell becoming diplomat.
1:36 | 12/02/14

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We're calling belts all applications. For. Ambassadors that she was a soap opera producers she gave hundreds of thousands of dollars. I don't raise hundreds of thousands dollars the Obama reelection campaign why was she tripped. Ambassador bell has the president's confidence that she will do an excellent job ever present United States. And maintaining the important relationship the United States has with the government and the people Hungary. The winners that confidence in her confirmation hearing she couldn't even any single. Strategic interest. United States happen. Well she certainly is somebody it again that that that is has had her own distinguished private sector career assists. Well as somebody who obviously has. Succeeded in. You know in the business world and she is somebody that the president has confidence will be able to maintain a relationship with. The government and people of Hungary who can you tell me that the fact that she helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. For the president's reelection campaign had nothing to do with her appointment he can't. I contended that that the reason she was just and I can tell you that the reason she was chosen. I frank that is not part of the does this decision making process. But I can tell you that the reason she was chosen is because the president has complete confidence in her ability. To represent the United States and come.

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