Melania Trump's pick for ambassador to Slovenia drops out of consideration

Melania Trump's pick for ambassador to Slovenia drops out of consideration
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Melania Trump’s pick to be the U.S. ambassador for her home country of Slovenia has dropped out of consideration for the job, Politico reported Tuesday.

Kelly Roberts, a California businesswoman who the first lady had helped select for the post, reportedly withdrew her name from consideration over issues with divesting her assets.

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Trump had pushed for Roberts to be named to the post because she felt a businesswoman would best represent the U.S. in Slovenia.

Roberts reportedly requested an ambassadorship to other countries but agreed to take the job after Trump pushed her to.

President Trump had not yet formally nominated Roberts to the position, but she had begun the background check process for the diplomatic post when she withdrew her name.

Roberts and her husband Duane Roberts are both major Trump and GOP supporters, giving $50,000 to Trump’s super PAC and $1.2 million in total to Republican candidates in the 2016 elections.