[Ed. – Apart from this being totally unfounded, we can’t locate the article in which the author took Obama to task for calling Kamala Harris the best looking attorney general.]
For Donald Trump, image is everything.
How you look is a major marker for how you will do in Trump’s world. You need to look the part for him to imagine you in the job. Your personal story has to stand out in the crowd.
“Presentation is very important because you’re representing America not only on the national stage but also the international stage, depending on the position,” Jason Milller, a spokesman for the Trump transition, told The Washington Post way back in December 2016. Wrote WaPo’s Philip Rucker and Karen Tumulty:
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“To lead the Pentagon, Trump chose a rugged combat general, whom he compares to a historic one. At the United Nations, his ambassador will be a poised and elegant Indian American with a compelling immigrant backstory. As secretary of state, Trump tapped a neophyte to international diplomacy, but one whose silvery hair and boardroom bearing project authority.”
That “central casting” view of the world goes for reality TV contestants, Cabinet picks and, yes, likely even Supreme Court justices.