If we have learned anything from the last two years, it is that the billionaire class is made up of men and women (but mostly men) of questionable motives and intelligence. Unfortunately, the billionaire class seems to be the only pool of people with large enough egos and threadbare enough moral fabric to get positions in this administration. On Friday, Donald Trump announced his choice for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations—and it’s the same one he chose for ambassador to Canada a year ago.
This comes after Heather Nauert, his previous choice for the position, bowed out due to being an epic anti-immigrant hypocrite who hires undocumented workers to take care of her children, while fully endorsing and promoting the kinds of racist policies that separate undocumented parents from their children. Kelly Craft is the wife of fossil-fuellionaire Joe Craft, Her inability to craft* even a passable climate denial phraseology came to light in an October 2017 interview with a Canadian broadcasting outlet.
Having just been announced as Trump’s choice to represent the U.S. in Canada, Mrs. Craft tried to assuage the Canadian television viewer by explaining how she knows the word “science.”
You know there are good sciences on both issues and I believe we are committed to our environment. Obviously, there are a lot of people on this earth and that is going to be the result [sic] of some of these damages to the planet but I know that the president and the cabinet has the best interest of what is good for the United States and what is good for our environment.
“Good sciences on both issues” is the environmental equivalent of saying there’s a case for 2+2 equaling cream cheese.
You can watch our next ambassador to the United Nations mangle a softball question that she has had a few decades to practice for, just below the fold.