The Kushner family will no longer pursue the purchase of the Miami Marlins if Jeffrey Loria, the current owner of the team, is nominated by Donald Trump as the United States ambassador to France.
The New York Post reported on Wednesday that Loria was being considered for the position.
"Our family has been friends with Jeff Loria for over 30 years, been in business together, and even owned a AAA baseball team together," Kushner's son-in-law, Joseph Meyer, said in a statement. "Although the Kushners have made substantial progress in discussions for us to purchase the Marlins, recent reports suggest that Mr. Loria will soon be nominated by the President to be Ambassador to France. If that is true, we do not want this unrelated transaction to complicate that process and will not pursue it. The Kushners remain interested in purchasing a team and would love to buy the Marlins at another time."
Charles Kushner's son Jared is the senior adviser to Trump and is married to the president's daughter Ivanka.