The British-sounding gent from Agence France-Press asked about progress on Israeli-Palestinian peace issue.
Now, by “old school,” Mrs. Cain means a midcentury sort of gent who sees himself as “a protector of women.”
Prior to her arrest, Johnson was living under partial immunity in gent, Belgium, while a case was being built against her.
short for gentleman, by 17c. (in early uses it is difficult to distinguish the shortening from the common abbreviation gent.). "Early in the nineteenth century the word was colloquial and slightly jocular; about 1840 its use came to be regarded as a mark of low breeding" [OED].
A man; fellow; guy: A hefty, tough-talking gent of not quite 50 (1564+)