Friday, March 10, 2017

Jon Huntsman Has Accepted The Post As U.S. Ambassador To Russia

Zack Beauchamp, VOX: Jon Huntsman, Trump’s pick for Russia ambassador, is a baffling choice

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. has been tapped to be President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Russia. And that is very, very strange.

Huntsman isn’t a Russia expert, or anything close. President Barack Obama appointed Huntsman, a Republican, to serve as ambassador to China in his first term because Huntsman speaks Mandarin and had lived in Taiwan. But he doesn’t speak Russian and he’s never spent any time living in Russia. He’s never held a position where he had to deal with Russian officials regularly or really ever had much to say about the US-Russia relationship at all.

The Huntsman pick also doesn’t make any sense for Trump ideologically.

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WNU Editor: I do not understand why President Trump chose him .... and I would not be surprised if many in Moscow are feeling the same way. If President Trump wanted to appoint someone who is a blank slate when it comes to Russia .... he is the man.

More News On Jon Huntsman Accepting The Post As U.S. Ambassador To Russia

Jon Huntsman Is Said to Accept Post as Ambassador to Russia -- New York Times
Reports: Jon Huntsman Accepts Offer as Russia Ambassador -- US News and World Report
Jon Huntsman Is the Perfect Ambassador to Russia Because He's the Anti-Trump -- TIME
The nightmare inbox awaiting Jon Huntsman, Trump's man in Moscow -- Tim Lister, CNN


Anonymous said...

I think he's well respected for being thoughtful, articulate and well spoken. .something team Trump needs more of. .and to your point. .I think you're right. .he's a blank slate. ..but I also think he'll have the stigma of "Russian connections" all over him soon enough :)

Anonymous said...

mr. Huntsmen is a reasonable and thoughtful man. he has served in other posts adequately. however, under the thumb of Trump and in the land of DJT milk and honey he will be little more than a lap dog. Just as Tillerson has no authority as Secretary of State.
All post surrounding the President and immediate clique are subordinate and figurehead appointments.

Jay Farquharson said...

The choice makes perfect sense.


Anonymous said...

Haha good one, Jay :)

Anonymous said...

New strategy US and Russia to gang up on China. It's all demographics folks.

Jay Farquharson said...


Anonymous said...

That's what everybody thought about the fall of communism ... Berlin Wall never going to come down!!!!! Hmmmm???? It did happen, right??