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Family said if current owner Jeffrey Loria is named embassador to France by President Trump, they will hold off on buying the team

The Marlins current owner Jeffrey Loria could be named embassador to France by President Trump, which will mean the pending sale of the team will be halted

The message the Kushner Family has sent to current Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is simple. If Loria becomes President Donald Trump’s embassador to France, there is no deal.

A New York Times article from Thursday details the new set of events surrounding the potential purchase of the team. Within days, the Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is expected to be announced for the post, a diplomatic plum among the political appointments that presidents make, according to a person briefed on the process. Mr. Loria was a six-figure donor to Mr. Trump’s joint fund-raising effort with the Republican National Committee during the campaign, and a job in the administration has been a priority of the White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus.

There have been talk of Loria selling the franchise he purchased in 2002 since last season, but the news of the Kushner Family becoming the main investors to make this happen caught wings last week and has continued to be a hot top in Major League Baseball. There has not been an approval of any sale of yet, with more steps to be ironed out. A source with knowledge of the situations told Scout.com the deal could be done around the All-Star break. This season, Miami hosts the Mid-Summer Classic.

Within days, the Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is expected to be announced for the post, a diplomatic plum among the political appointments that presidents make, according to a person briefed on the process. Mr. Loria was a six-figure donor to Mr. Trump’s joint fund-raising effort with the Republican National Committee during the campaign, and a job in the administration has been a priority of the White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus.

In a statement Wednesday night from Jared Kushner’s brother-in-law, Joseph Meyer, the family made clear that it would not proceed with the deal.

“Our family has been friends with Jeff Loria for over 30 years, been in business together and even owned an AAA baseball team together,” Mr. Meyer said.

Jared Kushner is also the husband of Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter.

It has also been reported that the Kushners are still interested in purchasing the ball club, but it may be at another time.

There are no other suitors being named for the potential sale. Jared Kushner did try to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012, but was outbid. It has been decided that Charles Kushner, the patriarch of the family and a real estate mogul, would not be involved in the purchase.

If this could not get any more political, aides to President Trump have not commented on the potential of Loria becoming an embassador.


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