- The diplomat is currently posted to Canada as a US Ambassador.
- There, she represented her country "outstanding" praised the US President on Twitter.
- Trump's original nominee, former Fox News presenter Heather Nauert, had surprisingly withdrawn her bid at the weekend.
US President Donald Trump wants to nominate diplomat Kelly Craft as the new American ambassador to the United Nations. She has represented the US so far "outstanding", Trump wrote on Friday evening on Twitter. He has no doubt that "our country will be represented under its leadership at the highest level".
Craft is currently US Ambassador to Canada. Two senior personalities told the news agency AP that consultants had told the president that it would be easiest to get a nomination of Crafts out of all three candidates Trump had in the short list to succeed Nikki Haley. Crafts nomination has yet to be confirmed by the Senate.
Trump had originally proposed Foreign Office spokeswoman Heather Nauert for the United Nations post in New York. Nauert renounced but surprisingly last Saturday on the office. She explained that the two months since she had been nominated for her family had been a tough one.
The opposition had lamented Nauert lack of foreign policy experience. She used to work as a presenter for the conservative and Trump's well-respected television Fox News.
Former incumbent Nikki Haley had left the post at the end of the year for personal reasons. Since Trump's takeover in January 2017, a number of government officials have either resigned voluntarily or been dismissed. Among them are ex-security advisors Michael Flynn and H.R. McMaster, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Trump's Communications Directors Hope Hicks and Anthony Scaramucci, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.