Trump to tap Loria for U.S. ambassador to France

Alyssa BaileyFeb 17, 2017

NY businessmen Joshua Kushner, Jared's brother, and Joseph Meyer have had exclusive discussions with Loria to buy the Marlins this week, the Miami Herald reported.

There are several reports out Friday night that Miami Marlins owner Jeffery Loria is being tapped to be President Donald Trump's ambassador to France. Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, is married to Kushner's brother, Jared.

In a statement provided to The Post, Meyer said, "Our family has been friends with Jeff Loria for over 30 years, been in business together, and even owned a AAA baseball team together".

Loria, 75, donated at least $125,000 to the Trump campaign. Jared is now an advisor to the President.

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The New York Post reported Wednesday morning Reince Priebus, Trump's chief of staff, was "pushing" for Loria, a noted Trump backer, to become his ambassador to France.

Kushner's son-in-law released a statement to the New York Times on Wednesday explaining why.

Preibus reportedly has received a signoff from Trump for the post.

A spokesman for the Miami Marlins declined to comment on whether Loria is seeking an ambassadorship while trying to sell the Marlins. It has been decided that Charles Kushner, the patriarch of the family and a real estate mogul, would not be involved in the purchase.

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"If that is true, we do not want this unrelated transaction to complicate that process and will not pursue it", the statement added.

Joshua Kushner and brother-in-law Joseph Meyer were reportedly set to be the primary investors in the deal, per Andrew Ross Sorkin and Michael De La Merced of the New York Times, although the purchase now appears to be on hold.

Loria would be the second sports team owner to be an ambassador for the Trump administration. The American art dealer has also given $33,400 to the Republican National Committee and $84,660 to 20 state Republican Party groups.

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