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Trump to nominate Hudson Institute CEO Weinstein to be U.S. ambassador to Japan

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U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate Kenneth Weinstein, chief executive officer of the Hudson Institute think tank, as ambassador to Japan, the White House said on Friday.

Weinstein is chairman of the board of governors of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which includes the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and other broadcasters.

The U.S. ambassador's post in Tokyo has been vacant since William Hagerty stepped down last July after two years in office.

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Gotta love the logic. He speaks German and French, and his area of expertise is Europe, but he gets the post to Japan?

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@Caliboy

He’s perfect. He speaks foreign, and he knows about weird socialised-medicine holes.

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Gotta love the logic. He speaks German and French, and his area of expertise is Europe, but he gets the post to Japan?

Trump has no logic...

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@Viktor "Trump has no logic". No, this is Trump's logic. It's the "new logic".

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I didn't realize that the US was again without a Japan ambassador. Didn't it take more than a year for Haggerty to finally be appointed? He sure didn't last long.

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I think we can find the answer for this appointment by checking out the Hudson Institute, which is yet another conservative think-tank in Washington. This is likely a nice case of taxpayer-funded wingnut welfare.

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Regarding, "I didn't realize that the US was again without a Japan ambassador. Didn't it take more than a year for Haggerty to finally be appointed? He sure didn't last long."

On September 9, 2019, Hagerty announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Lamar Alexander after the 2020 election. (WIkipedia)

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Unlucky name right now. He will be associated with that Weinstein surname, just like Rudolph Hitlr and Jimmy Dahmer. Definitely not equating their actions, just the publicity of their names.

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Didn't even realize Hagerty has left the post. Trump is struggling to fill obviously more important cabinet level positions let alone a diplomatic outpost somewhere in the Pacific. This Hudson guy won't last two on the job.

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