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President Trump Announces New Nominee For UN Ambassador

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Published on February 23, 2019 - Duration: 00:56s

President Trump Announces New Nominee For UN Ambassador

President Trump's nominee for the post is current U.S. ambassador to Canada, Kelly Knight Craft.

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President Trump Announces New Nominee For UN Ambassador

President Donald Trump  announced in a tweet  on Friday that he is nominating Kelly Knight Craft to be the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Craft currently serves as the U.S. ambassador to Canada, a position that she has held since October 2017.  President Trump said  that Craft "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." President Trump's initial nominee for the position, Heather Nauert,  dropped out of consideration  for the position early in February.

She announced her decision to bow out of the running after news came to light that she had previously employed a nanny who wasn't legally permitted to work in the country.

According to CNN , it is expected that the post will be downgraded from it's previous status as a Cabinet level position with Craft's nomination.

The permanent position has been left open since former U.N.

Ambassador Nikki Haley  stepped down  last year.

Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .

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