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Saturday 21 April 2018

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson 'named UK ambassador'

President-elect Donald Trump has known Woody Johnson for years (Evan Vucci/AP)
President-elect Donald Trump has known Woody Johnson for years (Evan Vucci/AP)

US President-elect Donald Trump appears to have announced that billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will become the next ambassador to Britain.

Mr 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".

The president-elect said: "Congratulations, Woody."

The appointment has not been formally announced, but Mr Johnson is considered a favourite for the job.

The billionaire businessman and philanthropist from the Johnson & Johnson family has known Mr Trump for years.

Mr Johnson originally backed Trump rival Jeb Bush in the Republican primary.

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