John Huntsman Chosen to be Ambassador to Russia


Former Utah governor and Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. has accepted President Trump’s offer to be the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Fox News has confirmed.
Sources told Fox that Trump called Huntsman Monday to offer him the job. If confirmed, Huntsman would head to Moscow at a time when relations between the U.S. and Russia have reached a low point in the post-Cold War era.

Hunstman’s acceptance also ends speculation about a possible primary challenge against Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, who is up for re-election next year.

Huntsman previously served as U.S. Ambassador to China between 2009 and 2011, when he resigned to launch a bid for the 2012 Republican nomination. He dropped out of the race after finishing third in the New Hampshire primary and endorsed eventual nominee Mitt Romney.

Huntsman was elected governor of Utah in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. He resigned seven months into his second term to become ambassador to Beijing.

John Huntsman is a good man. Everyone respects John Huntsman. John Huntsman is an excellent choice here.

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Huntsman is a pro. Certainly a safe choice for rebuilding relations with Russia, so long as he can get his ass in line with the administration.


Huntsman? That is the most cucked liberal SOB in all of Utah politics. This is, at best, a disappointing move for Trump. Unless some positions are created to send some people off to kill their career.


@UHAVE2GOBACK you should voice your concern to President Bannon, since Trump is merely his puppet. Bannon makes the calls, not Trump. One day all of you will realize this.


Bannon makes recommendations. Trump makes decisions. That’s what happens when you have a job and report to a supervisor. I know you have been out of the workplace for a while, but that is how it works.


Huntsman is a terrific choice; at first I would have suggested China for obvious reasons - fluency in Mandarin, experience, trust- yet that same toolkit could be very handy in dealing with trilateral issues like trade, or North Korea.