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Reports: Palin Will Not Be Appointed US Ambassador to Canada

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By    |   Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 04:46 PM

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will not be appointed U.S. ambassador to Canada, the Globe and Mail reports.

The news comes after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday at the White House. It was not clear whether Trudeau asked for someone else or if he just didn't want Palin.

Palin, who was John McCain's running mate on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket, was rumored to be under consideration for the role.

But White House officials told Trudeau Tuesday that wouldn't be the case. Canadian officials, according to the Globe and Mail, encouraged the Trump administration to name someone held in high regard by Trump and mentioned David McNaughton, currently Canada's ambassador to the U.S.

"We want someone who the White House will pick up the phone when he calls," a Trudeau government official told the Globe and Mail.

The White House said it was leaning toward appointing "someone who raised money for the Trump campaign."

A recent poll published in the National Post showed that Canadians were opposed to Palin as the ambassador, with just 11 percent saying they would welcome her into the role.

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani was the more popular choice at 21 percent followed by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at 16 percent.

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