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Trump taps official at Republican Jewish Coalition as ambassador to Iceland

August 21, 2018

President Trump on Tuesday nominated a leader of the Republican Jewish Coalition to become the next U.S. ambassador to Iceland.

Mr. Trump tapped Jeffrey Ross Gunter, a dermatologist from California who was a significant donor to Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign. He also served on the finance committee of the Trump transition team.

Dr. Gunter serves on the board of directors of the RJC, founded in the mid-1980s by Trump ally and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. In 2016, RJC leaders including Dr. Gunter served on a major fundraising campaign with the Republican National Committee for the Trump Victory Fund.

The White House said Dr. Gunter is also a health care executive at his own company, providing rural community dermatological services. A graduate of the Keck Medicine Center of the University of Southern California, he speaks Spanish, French and Dutch.

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