President-elect Trump Selects Gov. Branstad as Ambassador to China

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terry-branstadPresident-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as the ambassador to China.

Branstad’s amiable relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping was a major factor in Trump’s decision to choose the Iowa governor.

If Branstad accepts the position and is confirmed by the Senate, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will finish the rest of Branstad’s term as the first female governor of Iowa .

Photo of Terry Branstad by Gage Skidmore on Wikimedia Commons.