Pres. Trump nominates Kelly Craft for U.N. post

Posted at 8:59 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 22:59:14-05
Ambassador Kelly Craft
Ambassador Kelly Craft, nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced he plans to nominate Kelly Craft, the current U.S. Ambassador to Canada, as the nation’s next U.N. Ambassador.

The President tweeted that Craft has, quote, “done an outstanding job representing our nation.”

Craft is a Kentucky native and already has the backing of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton have also given her their support.

President Trump also considered Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and former U.S. Senate Candidate John James for the position.