US President Trump formally nominates new ambassador to the UN
US President Donald Trump has formally nominated Kelly Kraft to be the US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN). If confirmed, Kraft would succeed Nikki Haley, who stepped down from the post at the end of 2018.
Kraft, who was the US Ambasssador to Canada, is expected to face some significant challenges in her confirmation process, particularly from Senate democrats. It is also anticipated that President Trump will downgrade the UN post by removing it as a cabinet position.