Jon Huntsman: is Trump’s new ambassador to Russia a selfless public servant or opportunistic people-pleaser?

Those who have worked with ‘the one sane Republican’ know him as a capable and dedicated people person. But is his on-again, off-again love affair with Trump has some critics – and friends – wondering if it’s more like opportunism

Liberals often describe Jon Huntsman as the one sane Republican. He believes in climate science and leniency for the children of immigrants. A popular two-term governor and former presidential candidate, he’s been an ambassador for presidents on both sides of the aisle and at 57, could do anything with his life.

So why has he signed up to be Donald Trump’s ambassador to Russia?

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