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Sat Sep 14, 2019, 07:30 AM Sep 2019

Don't Worry! Trump's New UN Ambassador Says She Will "Be An Advocate For Addressing Climate Change"

What a relief!!


Craft and her husband, Joe Craft, have donated millions of dollars to Republican political candidates, and she is the first major political donor to occupy the top U.N. post for any administration. Joe Craft is chief executive of Alliance Resource Partners, one of the largest coal producers in the country.


Democrats criticized Craft at her confirmation hearing for previous remarks she had made doubting the causes and severity of climate change and suggesting that climate change skeptics have valid arguments. They were also concerned about possible conflicts of interest as she holds extensive investments in fossil fuels.

Craft acknowledged the "vast amount of science" regarding climate change and the role humans have played saying: "If confirmed, I will be an advocate for addressing climate change." Earlier, she had said, climate change is a "real risk to our planet" that must be addressed.


A report just before Craft's confirmation vote by the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, called her "inexperienced," ''unknowledgeable" and "outmatched." It said Craft's lack of "diplomatic or substantive policy experience" could threaten her ability to defend U.S. national interests against other powerful nations.



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Don't Worry! Trump's New UN Ambassador Says She Will "Be An Advocate For Addressing Climate Change" (Original Post) hatrack Sep 2019 OP
Coal fired cars for everyone! Meadowoak Sep 2019 #1
Don't even unpack your bags. JohnnyRingo Sep 2019 #2


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2. Don't even unpack your bags.
Sat Sep 14, 2019, 11:01 AM
Sep 2019

She won't be there long if she doesn't understand the job description under Trump:

"I will defend America's values and interests," Craft said. "I will stand by our friends and allies. I will advocate for the poor and the weak. And I will never fail to work with those who genuinely wish to advance the cause of human dignity."

Of course these could all just be prepared remarks written for her on an index card.
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