The two-time White House hopeful, former Fox New Channel weekend host and former governor of Arkansas will be America’s next ambassador to Israel, a presidential transition official confirmed to DailyMail.com on Friday. He is scheduled to meet with President-Elect Donald Trump Friday at 2:00 p.m.
Huckabee, an ordained Baptist preacher and electric bass player, will become the tip of Trump’s spear as he seeks to shake up U.S. foreign relations in the Middle East, beginning with relocating America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“That’s going to happen,” the transition official said. “Governor Huckabee is going to see it through.”
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be America’s next ambassador to Israel, a transition official told DailyMail.com.
Huckabee was among Trump’s first Republican primary competitors to support him, appearing at a January 28 Iowa rally Trump held to raise money for veterans charities.