Trump reveals he picked National Football League team owner as ambassador to UK

Trump reveals he picked National Football League team owner as ambassador to UK”

Donald Trump is a NY native and a huge sports fan, so it makes sense the president-elect has chosen Jets owner Woody Johnson as the next United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Trump referred to Johnson as "ambassador" during a speech at a luncheon in Washington, according to a report from Reuters. The great-grandson Johnson & Johnson founder Robert Wood Johnson, Woody has owned the New York Jets since 2000, when he bought the franchise for $635 million. A transition official later confirmed the announcement to CNBC.

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Johnson, 69, is a longtime friend of Trump and was a major fundraiser during Trump's presidential campaign.

Johnson's brother, Christopher Wold Johnson, 12 years his junior, reportedly could step into a prominent role in the organization.

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Trump also said, "Congratulations, Woody".

Johnson served as vice chairman of Trump's victory committee.

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Johnson had joined Trump's fundraising team in May 2016. Dan Rooney, the Pittsburgh Steelers' owner, served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to Ireland from 2009-2012. The Jets are coming off of a 5-11 season, and haven't made the playoffs since 2010.

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