14 top Trump inaugural donors were nominated for ambassador jobs

Donald Trump.
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President Trump's nominee to be America's ambassador to Iceland had never been to the country. His pick for Slovenia shared fake far-right posts on Facebook. And his choice for the Bahamas didn't even know the islands weren't part of the U.S.

So how did these seemingly random people get tapped for such major government positions? It could be because they — along with 11 other questionable nominees — all gave an average of $350,000 each to President Trump's inaugural committee, NBC News reports.

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Kathryn Krawczyk

Kathryn is a graduate of Syracuse University, with degrees in magazine journalism and information technology, along with hours to earn another degree after working at SU's independent paper The Daily Orange. She's currently recovering from a horse addiction while living in New York City, and likes to share her extremely dry sense of humor on Twitter.