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Trump To Nominate NFL Team Owner As Ambassador To Britain

New York Jets Owner Woody Johnson will require Senate confirmation to take up the post.
New York Jets chairman and chief executive officer Woody Johnson addresses the media. 
New York Jets chairman and chief executive officer Woody Johnson addresses the media. 

WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) - 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.

Johnson, a billionaire investor and owner of the New York Jets, 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.”

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