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Donald Trump Wants to Make This NFL Team Owner Ambassador to Britain

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Victoria's Secret PINK model Jessica Hart, NY Jets Owner Woody Johnson, and his wife Suzanne Ircha Johnson attend the Jets Game to celebrate the NFL Victoria's Secret PINK Collection at MetLife Stadium on October 28, 2012 in East Rutherford, N.J.Michael Loccisano—Getty Images

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

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.”

Trump said, “Congratulations, Woody.”

The appointment has not been formally announced, but Johnson is considered a favorite for the job. The billionaire businessman and philanthropist from the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) family has known Trump for years.

Johnson originally backed Trump rival Jeb Bush in the GOP primary.