Marlins Owner Loria Could Be Trump's Ambassador To France

The New York Post reported on Wednesday that the White House and State Department are in conflict over some ambassadorships.

Preibus reportedly has received a signoff from President Trump for the post.

Loria, a NY art dealer who donated at least $125,000 to President Donald Trump during the campaign, is reportedly in talks to sell the team to a group that includes Joshua Kushner, the brother of Trump son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner. If that is true, we do not want this unrelated transaction to complicate that process and will not pursue it.

During President Trump's campaign, Loria made a donation to the cause.

Josh Kushner, the brother of Donald Trump's son-in-law, is part of a group looking to buy the Marlins.

The Marlins have not commented on this report as of yet.

Reports in recent days indicated that NY businessmen Joshua Kushner and his brother-in-law, Joseph Meyer, were leading the group in discussions with Loria to buy the Marlins for $1.6 billion - a price point multiple outlets said the Kushners had balked at. Meyer, 37, married a sister of the Kushner brothers, and he took over as publisher of the New York Observer when Jared stepped down to take a position as a senior adviser to Trump.

The New York Times credited the Wednesday night statement to Charles Kushner's son-in-law, which would be Meyer.

Loria bought the Marlins back in 2002.

Loria was a big supporter of both Trump's presidential candidacy and general Republican efforts in this last election cycle.

  • Julie Sanders