Trump appears to announce Jets owner as Britain ambassador
WASHINGTON (AP) President-elect Donald Trump appears to have announced that billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will become the next ambassador to Britain.
Trump was speaking at a luncheon in Washington when he introduced a guest as ''sitting next to the ambassador Woody Johnson, going to Saint James.''
Trump said, ''Congratulations, Woody.''
The appointment has not been formally announced, but Johnson is considered a favorite for the job. The billionaire businessman and philanthropist from the Johnson & Johnson family has known Trump for years.
Johnson originally backed Trump rival Jeb Bush in the GOP primary.