Kushners to back away from Marlins bid

Marlins fans destroy Jeffrey Loria on Twitter for taking a Trump regime job in France after selling the team to his in-laws

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said recent reports of the team's potential sale and owner Jeffrey Loria perhaps becoming US ambassador to France are not a distraction.

There are reports Loria has a deal to sell the team for $1.6 billion. Jared Kushner did try to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012, but was outbid.

In a statement provided to The Post, Meyer said, "Our family has been friends with Jeff Loria for over 30 years, been in business together, and even owned a AAA baseball team together". If that is true, we do not want this unrelated transaction to complicate that process and will not pursue it.

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.

Then came a report Wednesday that Loria was being considered by the White House as the next US ambassador to France, a country where Loria spends time buying art.

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The "handshake" sale of the Miami Marlins reported last week has predictably hit a roadblock. The Herald reported that a source said Kushner was "devising a complicated financial arrangement that would include bringing in partners later". Since then, the Marlins have not reached the playoffs, and Loria has become unpopular among the club's fans for meticulously keeping the payroll among the lowest in the league.

Loria, a Jewish art dealer from NY, owned the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals) in the early 2000s. He donated at least $125,000 to the Trump campaign last September.

The Post also reported that the appointments had caused a rift between Priebus and the State Department because there was concern that "Priebus has not properly vetted the diplomats-to-be", though Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Priebus denied any discord.

The past few weeks have been busy when it comes to news on Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.

Kushner's son-in-law released a statement to the New York Times on Wednesday explaining why.

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