President Trump is nominating Kelly Knight Craft as the new U.S. ambassador
to the United Nations. If confirmed by the Senate, Craft, currently U.S.
ambassador to Canada, will succeed Nikki Haley, who announced her departure
last fall . The 56-year-old Craft has been ambassador to Canada since October
2017. She previously served as an alternate delegate to the U.N. during the
George W. Bush administration. During her time in Ottawa, she raised eyebrows
when she said that she believes in "both sides of the science" when it comes
to climate change. Craft has also been a supporter of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada
Agreement, the trade deal that was negotiated by the Trump administration to
replace NAFTA, although not yet approved by Congress.
A native of Kentucky, Craft is married to Joe Craft, CEO of Alliance Resource
Partners, one of the largest coal producers in the U.S., who donated $1
million to the Trump