President Hugo Chavez on Sunday rejected Larry Palmer as the US ambassador-designate to Venezuela,
and urged US President Barack Obama to “look for another candidate.”
“How can you think I’d accept this gentleman coming here? You’d best withdraw him, Obama. Don’t insist, I’m asking you,”
said Chavez in his weekly “Alo Presidente” radio and television show.
Palmer “can’t come here as ambassador,” said Chavez.
“He disqualified himself by breaking all the rules of diplomacy. He messed with all of us. He can’t come here.”