Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee denied reports that he had been chosen to be President-elect Donald Trump’s ambassador to Israel, THE HILL reports. “Media buzz that I was named Amb to Israel is NOT true. Was never discussed with PE Trump; slot probably not picked until State Dept in place,” he wrote on Twitter Friday evening.
The Daily Mail and the Jerusalem Post reported that Trump had chosen Huckabee for the position earlier Friday. These reports were false.
“I’m happy doing what I’m doing. My job is to listen to the president-elect. It’s his job to make decisions,” he said on CNN. “I did not campaign for him because I was needing work.”