Kelly Knight Craft(Joe Craft) Biography,Age,and U.N. Ambassador

Kelly Knight Craft Biography

Kelly Knight Craft is an American businesswoman and diplomat who is the United States Ambassador to Canada, she is the first woman to be the United States Ambassador to Canada. she was appointed by President George W. Bush as the U.S.

alternate delegate to the United Nations, where her focus included U.S. engagement in Africa. She headed Kelly G. Knight LLC, a business advisory firm based in Lexington, Kentucky. President Trump nominated Craft to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations on February 22, 2019.

Kelly Knight Craft Age

She was born on February 24, 1962, in Fayette County, Kentucky, U.S. She is 57 years old as of 2019.

Kelly Knight Craft Husband

She had been in three marriages but divorced twice. First, she was married to David S. Moross and the second husband was to Judson Knight  Her husband is a billionaire Coal Mining for Alliance Resources Partners, L.P., The third largest coal producer in the eastern United States.

Kelly Knight Craft Family

She is the daughter of the late Veterinarian Dr.Bobby Guilfoil and Sherry Dale Guilfoil. Her father was a Democratic Party activist who once served as chairman of the Barren County, Kentucky Democratic Party.

Kelly Knight Craft Daughter

She has two daughters Jane Brady Knight and Mia Moross.

Kelly Knight Craft Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $12.2 million.

Kelly Knight Craft Wedding

There is no information about the Wedding.

Kelly Knight Craft Plastic Surgery

She has an estimated net worth of $12,2 million USD.

Kelly Knight Craft U.N. ambassador

On February 22, 2019, she was nominated by president Donald Trump to replace Nikki Haley as his envoy to the National Who resigned the previous years. The first replacement choice, Heather Nauert, withdrew her nomination.

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Kelly Knight Craft University Of Kentucky

She graduated in 1984 with a B.A. from the University of Kentucky.

Kelly Knight Craft Confirmation

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

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Trump to Nominate Kelly Knight Craft as U.N. Ambassador

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Friday that he was nominating Kelly Knight Craft, the United States ambassador to Canada, to succeed Nikki R. Haley as ambassador to the United Nations, days after his first choice for the position withdrew from consideration.

Mr. Trump announced the nomination on Twitter, writing that Ms. 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.”
Ms. Craft’s elevation to the ambassador post at the 193-member United Nations would fill one yawning vacancy in the Trump administration’s diplomatic corps but leave another in Canada, where the relationship with the United States under Mr. Trump has been buffeted by trade disputes and other issues.

She also would be taking up the United Nations position at a time when doubts have grown, among America’s allies and adversaries alike, about the Trump administration’s commitment to large multilateral institutions like the one she has been nominated to sit in.
Ms. Craft and her husband, Joseph W. Craft III, a billionaire Kentucky coal magnate, were major contributors to Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and donated to his inaugural committee. In total, the couple donated more than $2 million to Mr. Trump’s candidacy and inauguration.

Ms. Craft, who turns 57 on Sunday, made her name in Kentucky politics as a fund-raiser for Republican candidates and officeholders. She and Mr. Craft are close to Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, who is the de facto head of the state party in his home state of Kentucky.
Mr. McConnell had urged the president to choose Ms. Craft to succeed Ms. Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, who announced her resignation in October and left the job at the end of the year.

“The president made an exceptional choice for this critical post,” Mr. McConnell said in a statement after Mr. Trump announced his choice. “Kelly Craft is a strong advocate for American interests and will be a powerful representative of our great nation at the U.N.”

Mr. Trump’s first pick for the position, Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman at the State Department and former “Fox & Friends” host, dropped from the running on Saturday night, in part because she had a nanny who was in the United States legally but did not have the proper work visa, according to people familiar with the process. Ms. Nauert had initially declined when approached about the position. But after Mr. Trump failed to find other candidates to fill the post and pressed her, she accepted, disclosing the potential issue to investigators at the beginning of the background check, according to people involved in the process.
A renewed push then began for Ms. Craft, with advocates telling the president that she would have a smooth confirmation since she was recently confirmed by the Senate for her post in Canada. She also has some prior experience at the United Nations, having served as an alternate delegate to the world organization under the administration of President George W. Bush.

Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, said in a statement that “Ambassador Craft has been an outstanding advocate for America’s national security and economic interests in Canada and she is extremely well qualified to do the same at the United Nations.”

John R. Bolton, the national security adviser and a former United Nations ambassador himself, backed the choice of Ms. Craft, according to a person familiar with the process.

After Ms. Nauert removed herself from the running, many Trump allies and former officials who represent Mr. Trump’s base made a public push for Richard Grenell, the ambassador to Germany, to get the nod. Those voices included Corey Lewandowski, Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager, and Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary. Mr. Grenell was at the White House this week for meetings with senior administration officials, according to an administration official. But Mr. Trump had expressed hesitation about removing him from his post in Germany.

The United Nations ambassador position is not expected to remain a cabinet-level post, as it was under Ms. Haley.

Nonetheless, the post of ambassador to the United Nations is one of the most high-profile diplomatic positions in any White House administration, and in some ways, the person holding the post is America’s face to the world.

As ambassador to Canada since the end of 2017, Ms. Craft served in the role during one of the most acrimonious periods in relations between Canada and the United States — a period buffeted by tortuous trade negotiations and rhetorical skirmishes during which President Trump referred to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “very dishonest and weak” and accused him of making up “false statements.”
Partly because of the acrimony, Ms. Craft kept a conspicuously low profile compared with previous American ambassadors and adeptly sought to play up the strong historical ties between the two countries — at a time when many Canadians felt antipathy toward her boss.

“She has a pretty tough road as ambassador at a time when the relationship took a definite turn for the worse, and she handled the challenge with tact and grace,” said Fen Hampson, a professor of international affairs at Carleton University, who had met Ms. Craft a few times. “There wasn’t really a defining moment of her ambassadorship,” he added.

Before she arrived, the Fourth of July party at the American ambassador’s official residence was one of the must-go-to social events of the year in Ottawa, with 4,000 people invited to the event hosted by Bruce Heyman, her predecessor under President Barack Obama.

Ms. Craft officiated at a more streamlined, modest affair after it was boycotted by several Canadian officials, including Mayor Jim Watson of Ottawa, and Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the New Democratic Party, amid the trade tensions and Mr. Trump’s perceived bullying of Canada.

Speaking at the party, Ms. Craft made the best of it, invoking Thomas Jefferson. “I have never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy as a cause for withdrawing from a friend,” she said.

Displaying a sense of humor, Ms. Craft also suggested guests take a “sip of good ol’ Kentucky bourbon” to help smooth the friendship, she was quoted as saying by The Globe and Mail.

Ms. Craft, who was known in Ottawa for her love of jogging and horses, has also shown an adeptness for soothing the targets of the president’s well-known belligerence. After Mr. Trump drew headlines in Canada for complaining about the negotiating style of Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Ms. Craft came her to defense, saying that she had tremendous respect for the minister.

“She’s smart, articulate and has been a good friend since my arrival in Ottawa,” she told The Canadian Press.