PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump has offered ambassadorships to at least three friends from Palm Beach, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively, and they are now going through background checks before announcements are made.
The three are: Robin Bernstein, a long-time Trump friend whose Palm Beach-based insurance agency has done business with the billionaire for years without suing him; Patrick Park, the heir of an Ohio fortune who bankrolls several black-tie fundraising galas a year; and Brian Burns, another philanthropist who has hosted the Palm Beach Police Foundation Ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago.
Bernstein is said to be getting the Dominican Republic job while Park told friends he’s getting Austria and Burns is first in line for the Ireland gig.
All three are undergoing background checks today.
Strategically at least, two of the three jobs are more important for the United States than you’d think.
True Republican Bernstein, whose insurance agency has sold all kinds of products to Trump’s local businesses, gets the island nation that’s been long considered a Caribbean place of transit for South American drugs headed to New York. The country also has been a heavy provider of illegal immigrants to the United States.
And while Park has told a so-called newspaper that his knowledge of Austria revolves around the 75 times he’s seen The Sound of Music, the mountain country is an intrigue-rich battleground for spies from the east and the west jockeying for intelligence supremacy.
Ireland? Well, that’s the easy job. There’s little risk that even Trump would pick a fight with our trusted Leprechaun allies.
Congrats to all three nominees.