Vox pilloried Kelly Craft, President Trump’s pick for U.N. ambassador, suggesting she received the nomination simply because she is a wealthy Republican donor.
Vox writer Jen Kirby claimed that Craft, currently serving as ambassador to Canada, “likely got her posting as US ambassador because she’s a major donor to GOP causes as well as the president’s campaign,” only later briefly mentioning in passing that Craft served in a US delegation to the U.N. under President George W. Bush in 2007.
Vox also couldn’t resist taking a swipe at President Trump’s foreign policy, ignoring that the White House has provided unparalleled leadership in multilateral rebuilding institutions like NATO by requiring its members to finally pay their fair share of institutional contributions. President Trump has also voiced similar immigration concerns about sovereignty and borders that have also been receiving rising attention.
“Craft will also have to deal with the reality that the US is increasingly isolated on issues from the environment to migration to even health and gender initiatives,” Kirby opined. “And she’ll be advocating for an administration that views multilateral institutions — the UN included — with a strong degree of suspicion, if not outright disdain.”