Trump formally nominates Kelly Craft for U.N. ambassador
By LAUREN GARDNER and ALEXANDER PANETTA, Politico
President Donald Trump on Thursday formally nominated U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft to be his next United Nations ambassador, a job without a permanent owner since the end of last year.
Craft is likely to face a bruising Senate confirmation process, despite staunch backing from a fellow Kentuckian, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. She is expected to endure questions about her family’s extensive business interests and her knowledge about international issues at a time when the U.S. faces geopolitical challenges ranging from Russia to China. Her husband, Joe Craft, is a billionaire coal executive with close links to the White House.
Craft would replace former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who left the U.N. post at the end of 2018.
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