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Trump Congratulates Craft, USA’s New UN Ambassador

President Donald Trump congratulated his nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Kelly Craft, on Twitter Thursday following her confirmation Wednesday.

Congratulations to Kelly Knight Craft of Kentucky on her confirmation as United Nations Ambassador. After having served so admirably as Ambassador to Canada, [and] having done an outstanding job no matter how difficult the task, Kelly will be fantastic at the United Nations. Winner!” Trump wrote Thursday on Twitter.

The Senate confirmed Craft 56 to 34 on Wednesday afternoon, just hours before CNN broadcast its second night of the Democratic primary debates. The senators were busy ⁠— they ⁠⁠confirmed 13 of Trump’s judicial picks while Americans had their eyes on the Democratic primary debates Tuesday and Wednesday.

Trump announced Craft’s nomination Feb. 22. He picked her to replace former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley while Craft was serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

Craft is married to billionaire Joe Craft, a billionaire coal executive who has campaigned against the Obama administration’s crackdown on the coal industry. The Crafts donated more than $2 million to support Trump’s presidency, reports show.

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