Trump’s Russia ambassador pick was diplomat for Obama

President Trump is turning to a former diplomat for President Obama to be his man in Moscow.

Jon Huntsman, the failed presidential candidate and former ambassador to China under Obama, has been tapped to be ambassador to Russia, Politico reported.

Huntsman, who was offered the job this week and is filling out the paperwork to accept the job, is also the former Republican governor of Utah.

The post in Russia will be high-profile in the Trump administration, as investigations begin on Capitol Hill to determine the scope of Russian meddling in the presidential election.

Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign after it was revealed he misled administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, about his contacts with Russian officials.

Huntsman publicly called for Trump to withdraw from the presidential race after the “Access Hollywood” recording emerged of the then-Republican presidential candidate claiming to be able to grope women because he’s a “star.”

The two have since made up.

“It’s a bit bizarre because he was so anti-Trump last year,” one source told Politico. “But it’s also a smart choice, because he really knows his [stuff].”