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Will Mike Huckabee Be Ambassador to Israel in Trump Administration? No.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee waves to supporters in Hope, Ark, on May 5, 2015. (Photo: AP)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee waves to supporters in Hope, Ark, on May 5, 2015. (Photo: AP)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee waves to supporters in Hope, Ark, on May 5, 2015. (Photo: AP)

UPDATE: As we reported, the claims are false. Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted out confirmation it was false and later appeared on Bill O’Reilly to discuss the meeting he had with President-elect Trump earlier.

Numerous reports citing a transition team official claim President-elect Donald Trump decided Mike Huckabee will be U.S. ambassador to Israel. However, People’s Pundit Daily not only cannot confirm this claim, but have not heard a word about the appointment during a day when the transition launched their national security team and announced three major posts have been filled.

The Daily Mail reported “his first order of business as the tip of Trump’s spear in the region would be moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” citing an official Friday.

If it was true, which we don’t believe it is, the appointment would make sense. The the former Fox News Channel host and governor of Arkansas has been active in Israeli-Middle East politics for decades and has a strong foundational relationship with Israeli leaders.

“That’s going to happen,” the transition official reportedly told The Daily Mail. “Governor Huckabee is going to see it through.”

Nevertheless, PPD has not been able to confirm these reports and, in fact, sources pushed back on the reports suggesting any decision had been made. Meanwhile, Pesident-elect Trump did officially offer Rep. Michael Pompeo the role of director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn the role of national security advisor and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions the post of attorney general.

All accepted.

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