Donald Trump has nominated Kelly Knight Craft, the current Ambassador to Canada, as the next Ambassador to the United Nations.
Or to put that in more practical terms: Trump nominated a climate change denier as our country’s representative to a body full of nations that signed the Paris Agreement. She’ll be a global laughingstock instead of merely a continental one.
In 2017, Craft told the CBC there were “good scientists” on “both sides” of the climate change issue… even though there aren’t two sides to the issue and there sure as hell aren’t “good scientists” who reject science.
If you’re wondering what the hell qualifies her for this job, the answer is simple: her husband’s rich and they give a lot of money to Republicans. It’s the same reason that applies to much of Trump’s Cabinet.
There’s no limit to what you can accomplish under Trump if you’re a rich Republican who doesn’t give a shit about the rest of the world.