According to CNN's report on the 23rd, US President Trump nominated the current US Ambassador to Canada, Kelly Kraft, as the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Because Trang popularizes many senior US officials who have expressed dissatisfaction with the United Nations, it is predicted that after the inauguration of Kraft, the US permanent representative to the United Nations may be downgraded.
Trump announced the nomination by Twitter on the 22nd. He wrote in the tweet that Kraft has performed well on behalf of the United States, and I have no doubt that she will lead the US mission to serve the interests of the United States at the highest level. The ABC said that the primary task of the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations is to inform the White House about what happened to the United Nations and make recommendations to the President and the State Department. The New York Times said that US Senate Republican leader McConnell said that Kraft is an excellent choice for this key position. She has long served the country. I believe she will continue to perform the United States in the United Nations with excellent performance. Kraft was a member of the US Permanent Mission to the United Nations. He played an important role in reaching trade agreements with the United States, Canada, and Mexico during his stay in the Canadian Embassy.
Last year, Heli proposed to Trump to resign as the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations. In December 2018, Trump nominated a spokesperson for the US State Department and former director of the Fox News Channel, Nolte, to replace the position, but the latter recently announced that he would give up seeking to hold this position. Since January 1, 2019, the US Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Cohen has temporarily held this position.
Reuters said that if the nomination is approved by the US Senate, Kraft will face a daunting task: to maintain its US priority policy in the United Nations, which has been criticized by Trump, and to gain support from the diplomatic staff of other countries. CNN said that Trump once said that the United Nations is just a club for people to gather, chat, and enjoy. He also cut the United States' UN membership fees, withdrew from several UN organizations, and opposed a series of initiatives initiated by the United Nations, including the Iranian nuclear agreement. When US Presidential National Security Adviser Bolton served as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006, he publicly expressed his hostility towards the United Nations. It is widely believed that the US representative to the United Nations will be downgraded from the cabinet level. US Secretary of State Pompeo and Bolton have expressed this idea. This means that Kraft's influence may not be as good as her predecessor, nor will it challenge Bolton or Pompeo. (Wang Xiaoxiong)