Knight Craft previously served as senior adviser to the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. under President Bush and is married to businessman Joe Craft
The next ambassador to Canada could be GOP fundraiser Kelly Knight Craft, a former senior adviser to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush.
Knight Craft, of Lexington, Kentucky, is married to Joe Craft, the CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, a major U.S. coal producer. Canada’s The Globe and Mail has more:
One source said she would be a good pick because of her major role as a fundraiser for Mr. Trump. Canadian officials are hoping for an ambassador who will have strong connections with the White House.
Another source said Ms. Knight Craft had lunch Friday in Washington with Maryscott Greenwood, senior adviser to the Canadian-American Business Council. Ms. Greenwood declined to comment when contacted Friday evening.
The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky notes that the Crafts are “major Republican donors both within Kentucky and nationally” and both were appointed as finance vice-chairs of Trump’s inaugural committee. Last year, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Knight Craft to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.
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