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May welcomes Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador: spokeswoman
June 23, 2017 / 3:52 PM / 5 months ago

May welcomes Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador: spokeswoman

LONDON (Reuters) - The planned appointment of National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as U.S. ambassador to London shows President Donald Trump’s commitment to close ties with Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO - New York Jets owner Woody Johnson speaks during a news conference at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark Clubhouse in Newark, New Jersey January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

“We are looking forward to working with the new U.S. ambassador once that is confirmed,” May’s spokeswoman said.

“His close personal relationship with the president shows the commitment of the administration to the special relationship between our two countries.”

Reporting by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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