U.S. President Donald Trump kisses U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft as he arrives at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville in La Baie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018..
(photo credit: LEAH MILLIS/REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Friday the nomination of Kelly Craft, currently the US ambassador to Canada, as his envoy to the United Nations.
Craft, a top Republican donor from Kentucky, rose this week as a serious contender for the post based on a recommendation by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a fellow Kentuckian.
It was not immediately clear if Craft would hold a Cabinet-level position, as the previous ambassador Nikki Haley did. Regardless, she will need to be confirmed by the US Senate.
"Kelly has done an outstanding job representing our Nation and I have no doubt that, under her leadership, our Country will be represented at the highest level," Trump said in a tweet announcing his decision.
Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley congratulated Craft saying "she's done a great job" in Canada and that "we know she'll be a strong voice for America" in the UN.
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