Legendary NBA Power Forward Karl “The Mailman” Malone bucked the trend of athletes and celebrities standing up to endorse Democrats.
In a video message, Malone delivered an endorsement of former Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman who’s running for Governor of Utah – a post he previously (2005-2009) before becoming ambassador to China.
In his endorsement, Malone said “We’ve had some great governors in the past, but the best one ever is Jon Huntsman Jr. So everyone go out and support Jon.”
— Jon Huntsman (@JonHuntsman) June 2, 2020
Huntsman left his role as Trump’s Ambassador to Russia after spending two years in the post in October of 2019.
His resume also includes serving as US Ambassador to Singapore during the Bush 41 administration. In 2012, he ran for President but withdrew from the race after coming in 3rd place in the New Hampshire primary.