We’ve already established that Trump is making the world happy by appointing the right people to mend the international relationships Obama ruined.
Further established is the fact that Trump is heading into his presidency with an incredible reputation, already marked to be one of the most pro-Israel leaders in modern history.
Well here’s a move that is cementing this notion even more.
President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to be the next ambassador to Israel, a transition official reportedly told The Daily Mail.
One of Huckabee’s first tasks will be relocating America’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the official said. Moving the embassy to Israel’s “eternal capital” will surely generate controversy and anger Palestinians, who believe they are entitled to east Jerusalem for its own capital.
The transition official told The Daily Mail the embassy move is “going to happen” and asserted Huckabee is ready to “see it through.” Trump first vowed to move the embassy during his 2016 presidential campaign.
Huckabee, while unable ever to make a strong run for the White House, has always remained well-liked due to his calm demeanor and prayerful ways. Moreover, this collaboration, between Huckabee and Trump, is another example of Trump’s ability to put the past behind and move forward in a productive, thoughtful way.
UPDATE: While Trump’s transition official has shared this information, another “well-placed” source is now denying the Huckabee appointment. At this time, Huckabee has declined to comment on the situation. We will keep you updated as this develops…
UPDATE 2: Huckabee denies in FOX interview.