Politics

Trump nominates Kelly Craft as ambassador to the U.N.

Kelly Knight Craft. Photo: Tom Williams/ Getty Images

In a tweet Friday night, President Trump announced the nomination of Kelly Knight Craft, the current ambassador to Canada, for ambassador to the U.N.

Details: The Kentucky native has public and private sector experience. She and her husband are among the biggest Republican donors in the state, according to Fortune.

Go deeper: McConnell recommends Kelly Craft to Trump for UN ambassador

Trump puts Huawei into the negotiations

Huawei

CNBC reports that when asked if dropping the criminal charges against Huawei would be part of the deal during the Oval Office meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Trump said he'll be discussing the issue with U.S. attorneys and attorney general in the coming weeks.

My thought bubble: In one statement, the president has made clear to the Chinese that he can intervene in U.S. criminal matters, has shown that the U.S. judiciary is not really independent, and has possibly undermined the U.S. government's campaign (see next item) to block Huawei from 5G networks around the world.

Chalk up a win...for China.

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