Trump Admin Appoint Lee Rizzuto To Bermuda

May 28, 2020

Lee Rizzuto– which CNN described as “Trump’s failed nominee to be ambassador to Barbados, who previously spread fringe conspiracy theories and unfounded attacks about Trump’s political opponents” — has been announced as the “next Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda.”

The U.S. Department of State website said, “We are pleased to announce that Lee Rizzuto will be the next Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton, Bermuda. As Principal Officer, Mr. Rizzuto will lead a team whose mission is to protect U.S. citizens in Bermuda and deepen the strong economic and cultural ties between the United States and Bermuda.

“Mr. Rizzuto is past Chairman of the Professional Beauty Association [PBA]. He was Director of North American Beauty Events LLC from 2005-2018, the producer of Cosmoprof NA – Americas largest B2B Beauty Show – as well as the creator and publisher of “Style Source Magazine,” which became the global leader in beauty industry publications.

“For over 30 years he helped build his family’s business, Conair, into one of the largest private companies in the United States and introduced over 1,000 new products. At Conair, with offices in Asia, Europe, Australia, and Latin America, he was Senior Vice President for Professional Global Business Units.

“He increased sales from $25 million to $300 million within the Pro Group and was credited with over 25 U.S. patents. Mr. Rizzuto attended Arizona State University with a marketing major and has publicly served as Fire Commissioner and on several civic and cultural boards.”

Secretary Pompeo tweet Bermuda May 28 2020

‘It appears that the Administration has realized that they cannot confirm Rizzuto to Barbados, so they are sending him to Bermuda instead. Outrageous,’ a congressional Democratic aide reportedly told

A CNN story said, “President Donald Trump’s failed nominee to be ambassador to Barbados, who previously spread fringe conspiracy theories and unfounded attacks about Trump’s political opponents, has now been tapped for the role of “principal officer” at the US Consulate General in Bermuda, a job that does not require Senate confirmation.

“The US State Department announced Wednesday that Lee Rizzuto will serve as the next principal officer at the US Consulate General in Hamilton, Bermuda, after his nomination for the ambassador post in Barbados was returned in January of this year and he was not renominated by the White House.

“Trump had tapped Rizzuto for the ambassador post in 2018 but he failed to secure Senate confirmation. Now the administration has opted to circumvent the confirmation process by naming Rizzuto to the principal officer role, an announcement that prompted immediate criticism from Democrats on Capitol Hill.”

Read the full story here on the CNN website.

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  1. James says:

    Welcome to Bermuda!

  2. Lillian says:

    Oh no. Why would trump inflict this inferior representative on Bermuda?
    A pork barrel appointment. One hopes, it I doubt it, he will learn to appreciate
    the fine qualities and shared humanity of coloured folk.

  3. sandgrownan says:

    A Trumper and conspiracy theorist! Oh great, this is the clown that pushed the nonsense that Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the Kennedy assassination.

    Good grief.

    • Imjustsaying says:

      Sandgrownan you need to wake up!

      • bluenose says:

        Oh the irony of you writing that. lmao.

  4. Welcome says:

    Welcome aboard! We love President Trump and anyone that he puts his trust in!

  5. Real Deal says:

    Become Bermudiannized or go away Bermuda’s culture will not yield to globalization corruption

    • bluenose says:

      ‘Bermudiannized’? ‘globalization corruption’? smdh.

  6. Capt M says:

    What slanted, Trump-hate junk – why are you wearing CNN’s pants instead of your own Bermuda shorts? CNN is hardly a reliable source for anything. ‘Failed nominee’…etc. Well really, any balance possible in your ‘reporting’? Garbage.

  7. Cheryl says:

    So sorry Bermuda is not getting America’s best, but what does anyone expect from Dump.

  8. A. Douglas says:

    This appointee to Bermuda is very unqualified and we need no flunkies from the Trump regime.