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Trump to Pick NFL Team Owner as US Ambassador to UK

Washington (June 23, 2017): U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain, the White House said on Thursday.

According to details, US President Donald Trump has announced that he will formally nominate NFL tycoon Woody Johnson to be US ambassador to the UK.

Woody Johnson is a billionaire, investor and owner of the New York Jets, while Johnson will require Senate confirmation to take up the diplomatic post. Johnson’s nomination does not come as a surprise.

In January, Trump referred to Johnson as “ambassador” during remarks at a luncheon and said the NFL team owner was “going to St. James.”

The billionaire philanthropist and heir of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant, who is 70, has known Mr Trump for many years.

However, Mr Johnson, a major Republican fundraiser, originally backed Trump rival Jeb Bush in Republican primaries.

The post of Ambassador of the United States to the Court of St James is viewed as a plum diplomatic appointment, traditionally given to only the most prolific donors or best-connected political insiders.

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