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WashPost Names Trump's Potential Ambassadors to Mexico

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By    |   Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016 12:08 PM

Republican candidate Donald Trump hasn't named his choice for ambassador to Mexico should he be elected, but The Washington Post names a few possibilities, and why they might not work.

The current U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, was only confirmed in April of this year, after a months-long delay caused by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., according to Politico.

Whoever Trump chooses, they'll have a difficult road ahead of them. The Los Angeles Times reports "widespread hostility in Mexico" towards Trump over his immigration rhetoric and policy proposals.

The Post runs through some of the most likely and most qualified candidates to succeed Jacobson if the GOP nominee takes office.

Carlos Gutierrez and Rosario Marin, both of former President George W. Bush's administration, have announced their support for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Hector Barreto, Latino Coalition chairman, called Trump's lack of Hispanic support was "a catastrophe in the making."

More likely candidates for the job are former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce CEO Al Zapanta.

Gonzales defended Trump's comments on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who presided over a suit involving Trump University. Zapanta notably confronted Trump behind closed doors to inform him on NAFTA and American Hispanics, which the billionaire actually seemed to respond to.

"I was like, 'Damn, Al,'" Jacob Monty, formerly of Trump's Hispanic Advisory Council, told the Post. "He came in with these issues at the end — told Trump NAFTA is a job creator in Texas, that not all Hispanics are recent arrivals. He would be someone to listen to on these issues."

The final pick? Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who accompanied Trump on his meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

"He knows Mexico City and its security challenges from after 9/11," Monty added. "And let's face it, Trump's positions sound better from him."

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