Trump to Nominate GOP Donor Kelly Knight Craft as Ambassador to U.N.

HeadlineFeb 25, 2019

President Trump announced via Twitter Friday he will nominate Kelly Knight Craft—the current U.S. ambassador to Canada—to be the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, after Heather Nauert withdrew from consideration earlier this month. Craft’s husband is the head of the coal company Alliance Resource Partners, and together the couple donated around $1.5 million to Republican campaigns in 2016, including over $270,000 to then-candidate Trump. They reportedly also are regulars at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Craft has previously denied climate change by declaring “there are sciences on both sides of the debate that are accurate.”

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