Trump Picks Huntsman As Russian Ambassador

19 July, 2017, 03:07 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Trump Picks Huntsman As Russian Ambassador

"His robust record of public service includes service as U.S. Ambassador to China and to Singapore, Deputy United States Trade Representative, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development".

President Donald Trump will nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.as USA ambassador to Russian Federation late Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing a White House official.

Huntsman served as US ambassador to China from 2009 to 2011 under President Barack Obama.

Currently, he is serving as the chairman of both the Atlantic Council, a premier foreign policy think tank and the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

Trump Picks Huntsman As Russian Ambassador
Trump Picks Huntsman As Russian Ambassador

If confirmed, Huntsman would serve at America's top envoy to Moscow at a time when U.S.

Trump's appointment of the former governor may also have motives other than a thaw in relations with Russian Federation, as Huntsman was seen as eyeing a potential Senate run or possibly another run at the White House in 2020.

Despite praising Huntsman in its announcement, the White House also misspelled his first name "John" rather than "Jon".

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