CBS’s Late Show host, Stephen Colbert came across rumors concerning the potential new U.S. ambassador to Austria, Patrick Park, longtime Trump supporter and concert pianist. As Colbert pointed out, the main qualifications for a position of such high esteem would to “be an expert in the history and customs, and to strengthen America’s friendship with the European Union.” Colbert could barely keep a straight face. “I’m kidding.”
It seems as though a heartfelt passion for the musical the Sound of Music trumps all professional qualifications nowadays. If confirmed, the new ambassador will be in for a nasty shock. Many Austrians outside of Salzburg have never even heard of, much less have seen, the Julie Andrews classic.