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Kelly Craft was a longtime Republican activist in Kentucky before becoming an ambassador. Two years later, former President Trump made her the US ambassador to the United Nations. Kelly Craft was a major GOP donor in Kentucky before being picked to serve as US ambassador to Canada in 2017. It was in 2018 that Craft, expected to attend a conference back in Washington, DC, rejected a list of suggested hotels from her staff, saying "I would prefer the TRUMP HOTEL," The Post reported. "Let's keep TRUMP Hotel," she wrote.
Persons: Kelly Craft, Trump, Donald Trump, — Joe Craft, Nikki Halley, Craft Organizations: Republican, United Nations, Service, Washington Post, State Department, Forbes, Resource Partners, TRUMP, Ethics, Trump, Trump Organization Locations: Kentucky, Canada, Washington ,, Maryland, Washington, Miami , Florida
But many donors are investing early in potential candidates like DeSantis, whom polling shows to be the leading Trump alternative in the prospective presidential field. Unlike the potential presidential candidates who serve in Congress and can accept only relatively small donations, DeSantis is allowed to get unlimited checks from donors under Florida law. Nick Iarossi, a Tallahassee lobbyist and DeSantis fundraiser, said DeSantis is also raising plenty of small-dollar donations from across the country. Covid, Covid, CovidLast month, polling by Tony Fabrizio, who has worked for Trump and DeSantis, found DeSantis atop a hypothetical field that didn't include Trump. And 314 Action, a progressive political organization, last week began targeting top DeSantis donors, including MacNeil and Marcus, with a digital ad campaign to shame them for their contributions.
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Trump, 75, could be considered DeSantis’ political patron. But things have shifted as DeSantis’ profile rises, people close to the political situation in Florida say. DeSantis, Craft said, “did not talk about the presidency other than complementing former President Trump. DeMarco said he hopes DeSantis runs in 2024, even if Trump chooses to run. “This is no disrespect to President Trump.
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China announced it would be imposing sanctions on nearly 30 former members of the Trump administration. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Trump operative Steve Bannon, and former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar are among those who made the list. WASHINGTON (AP) — China imposed sanctions on nearly 30 former Trump administration officials moments after they left office on Wednesday. In a statement released just minutes after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, Beijing slapped travel bans and business restrictions on Trump's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, and UN Ambassador Kelly Craft. The Trump administration had steadily ramped up pressure on China since last year, and especially in the past several months.
Persons: Trump, Mike Pompeo, Steve Bannon, Alex Azar, Joe Biden, Robert O'Brien, Kelly Craft, Mike Pompeo's, Peter Navarro, David Stilwell, John Bolton, Stephen Bannon, Read, Pompeo Organizations: Trump, Health, Human Services, , National, UN Locations: China, WASHINGTON, — China, Beijing, Asia, United States, Iran, Russia, Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South China
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it wanted to cooperate with President Joe Biden’s new U.S. administration, while announcing sanctions against “lying and cheating” outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and 27 other top officials under Donald Trump. FILE PHOTO: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, U.S., January 12, 2021. The 28 ex-officials and immediate family members would be banned from entering mainland China, Hong Kong or Macao, and companies and institutions associated with them restricted from doing business with China. China has imposed sanctions on U.S. lawmakers in the past year, but targeting so many former and outgoing U.S. officials on inauguration day was an unusual expression of disdain. Pompeo, who unleashed a barrage of measures against China in his final weeks in office, announced that on Tuesday that the Trump administration had determined that China had committed “genocide and crimes against humanity” against Uighur Muslims.
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People on June 14, 2018 in Beijing, China. WASHINGTON – The Chinese government slapped sanctions on former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien and former trade adviser Peter Navarro, along with other members of the Trump administration Wednesday. The move came after Joe Biden was sworn in as 46th president of the United States. The Chinese government also named former deputy national security adviser Matthew Pottinger, former Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, former U.S. Former national security adviser John Bolton and Stephen Bannon were also sanctioned Wednesday.
Persons: Mike Pompeo, WASHINGTON –, Robert O'Brien, Peter Navarro, Trump, Joe Biden, Matthew Pottinger, Alex Azar, United Nations Kelly Craft, Pacific Affairs David Stilwell, Keith Krach, John Bolton, Stephen Bannon Organizations: of, National Security, of Foreign Affairs, Health, Human Services, United Nations, State, East Asian, Pacific Affairs, Economic Growth, Energy Locations: Beijing, China, WASHINGTON, United States, U.S, Hong Kong, Macao of China
Beijing, China (CNN) The Chinese government has announced sanctions against outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking officials under former United States President Donald Trump, accusing them of "prejudice and hatred against China." China's move underscores the fractious and oftentimes hostile relationship between Washington and Beijing during Trump's time in office, and comes as China's state news agency posted a message on social media proclaiming, "Good riddance, Donald Trump!" The Trump administration repeatedly insisted that China should bear sole responsibility for the coronavirus pandemic. 'Good riddance, Donald Trump'Chinese state-run media has been celebrating the end of the Trump administration in a series of editorials, commentaries and social media posts in recent days. For much of the last four years, Chinese state media has avoided specifically mentioning Donald Trump in its criticism of his administration.
Persons: Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Trump, Peter Navarro, Robert O'Brien, Matt Pottinger, Alex Azar, United Nations Kelly Craft, Steve Bannon, John Bolton, Navarro, Pompeo, Hua Chunying, Biden, Hua, Emily Horne, haven't, Hu Xijin, Hu, Cui Tiankai Organizations: CNN, United, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Trump, Georgia Tech, United Nations, China's Foreign Ministry, Biden National Security, White House, Xinhua, Global Times, Twitter Locations: Beijing, China, United States, Washington, Atlanta , Georgia, Hong Kong, Macao, Xinjiang, America
FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying attends a news conference in Beijing, China January 7, 2021. REUTERS/Florence LoBEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. officials who have engaged in “nasty” behaviour over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between U.S. and Taiwanese officials. Asked at a daily news briefing how China would follow through on its pledge to make the United States “pay a heavy price” for its engagements with Taiwan, ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said some U.S. officials would face sanctions. “Owing to the wrong actions of the United States, China has decided to impose sanctions on responsible U.S. officials who have engaged in nasty behaviour on the Taiwan issue,” she said, without elaborating. Beijing has responded to increased U.S. support for Taiwan, including arms sales and visits by senior U.S. officials, by stepping up military activity near the island, including flying its air force aircraft nearby.
Persons: Hua Chunying, Florence Lo, Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump’s, Kelly Craft, Tsai Ing, Organizations: Foreign Ministry, REUTERS, U.S, United Nations, Trump’s Republican Party Locations: Beijing, China, Florence, Taiwan, Washington, U.S, Taipei, United States, Hong Kong, British
FILE PHOTO: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen attends the launch of the first of a new generation of coast guard patrol ships in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ann WangTAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s presidential office said on Thursday that President Tsai Ing-wen and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft had discussed Taiwan’s international participation and deepening Taiwan-U.S. ties during a call between the two.
Persons: Tsai Ing, Ann Wang, United Nations Kelly Craft Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations Locations: Taiwan, Kaohsiung, Ann Wang TAIPEI, U.S
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States stands by Taiwan and always will, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said on Wednesday following a call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, after her own trip to Taipei this week got scrapped. But the trip was cancelled by the State Department as part of a bar on all travel ahead of the transition to the incoming Biden administration. “I made clear to President Tsai that the U.S. stands with Taiwan and always will, as friends and partners, standing shoulder to shoulder as pillars of democracy.”Craft’s visit would have been highly symbolic as Taiwan is not a U.N. member due to China’s objections. Beijing says only it has the right to speak for Taiwan on the world stage, something Taipei’s democratically-elected government rejects. Craft’s Taiwan trip appeared to be another part of an effort by Pompeo and Trump’s Republican administration to lock in a tough approach to China before Democratic President-elect Biden takes office on Jan. 20.
Persons: United Nations Kelly Craft, Tsai Ing, Wilbur Ross, Patrick Semansky, Biden, Craft, Joe Biden, Tsai, , , ” Craft’s, Clark, David Feith, Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, Pompeo Organizations: YORK, United Nations, Taiwan, U.S, Commerce, Trump, U.S . State Department, State Department, Twitter, World Health Assembly, State, East Asian, Pacific Affairs, Republican, Democratic Locations: United States, Taiwan, U.S, Taipei, Iran, Washington , U.S, China, People’s Republic of China, Beijing
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s last overseas trip as top U.S. diplomat has been canceled, the State Department announced Tuesday, citing the need for him to stay in Washington to prepare for the transition to the Biden administration. Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn told The Atlantic he had been informed that Pompeo was heading to a meeting with Stoltenberg, and "would like to stop by Luxembourg too. The State Department’s public announcement of the trip, released 24 hours before it was pulled down, listed Belgium as Pompeo's only destination. officials were planned even before Wednesday’s events, according to two European and two U.S. officials familiar with the trip planning. By Tuesday afternoon Pompeo had called Stoltenberg to inform him he would no longer be traveling, a NATO official confirmed to NBC News.
Persons: Mike Pompeo’s, Biden, Pompeo, Jens Stoltenberg, Sophie Wilmès, Jean Asselborn, Stoltenberg, Asselborn, Dursun, Donald Trump, Trump, Wilmès, Joe Biden‘s, United Nations Kelly Craft, Zhao Lijian, Abigail Williams, Josh Lederman, Carlo Angerer Organizations: State Department, NATO, Belgian, Trump, U.S . Capitol, Atlantic, Anadolu Agency, Getty, RFL, State, NBC, Travel, NBC News, U.S, United Nations, Foreign, Washington , D.C Locations: Washington, Brussels, Luxembourg, Belgium, United States, Taiwan, China, Washington ,, Munich
Taiwan says it respects decision to cancel U.S. visit
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: 1 min
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it “understood and respected” a decision by the U.S. State Department to cancel a visit to the island by the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets that the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft cannot lead a delegation to visit Taiwan from Jan. 13 to 15 as scheduled, but welcomes Ambassador Craft to visit at an appropriate time in the future,” it said in a statement.
Persons: , Kelly Craft, United Nations Kelly Craft, Craft Organizations: U.S . State Department, U.S, United Nations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Locations: TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jan
Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft speaks next to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, during a news conference to announce the Trump administration's restoration of sanctions on Iran, at the U.S. State Department in Washington, U.S., September 21, 2020. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoNEW YORK (Reuters) - The cancellation of all travel by the U.S. State Department this week includes a planned visit to Taiwan by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft, said a State Department spokesperson on Tuesday. Craft had been due to visit Taiwan from Wednesday to Friday, prompting China to warn that Washington was playing with fire. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that all travel this week had been cancelled, including a trip by him to Europe, as part of the transition to the incoming Biden administration.
Persons: United Nations Kelly Craft, Wilbur Ross, Patrick Semansky, Craft, Washington, Mike Pompeo, Biden Organizations: United Nations, Commerce, Trump, U.S . State Department, U.S, State, Taiwan Locations: Iran, Washington , U.S, Taiwan, China, Europe
Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft, a State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Craft had been due to visit Taiwan from Wednesday to Friday, prompting China to warn that Washington was playing with fire. But European diplomats and other people familiar with the matter said Luxembourg’s foreign minister and top European Union officials had declined to meet with him during his planned European trip this week. Craft’s Taiwan trip appeared to be another part of an effort by Pompeo and President Donald Trump’s Republican administration to lock in a tough approach to China before Democratic President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20. China’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the cancellation.
Persons: United Nations Kelly Craft, Wilbur Ross, Patrick Semansky, Craft, Washington, Mike Pompeo, Biden, Pompeo, Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Trump, Alex Azar, Keith Krach Organizations: United Nations, Commerce, Trump, U.S . State Department, WASHINGTON, U.S, State Department, Taiwan, European Union, Democratic, Health, Human, State, Economic Growth, Energy Locations: Iran, Washington , U.S, Taiwan, China, Europe, Beijing, Taipei, U.S, United States
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cancellation of all travel by the U.S. State Department this week includes a planned visit to Taiwan by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft, a State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoCraft had been due to visit Taiwan from Wednesday to Friday, prompting China to warn that Washington was playing with fire. Craft’s Taiwan trip appeared to be another part of an effort by Pompeo and President Donald Trump’s Republican administration to lock in a tough approach to China before Democratic President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20. A representative of China’s mission to the United Nations in New York urged Washington to stop “creating obstacles” for the relationship between China and the United States.
Persons: United Nations Kelly Craft, Wilbur Ross, Patrick Semansky, Washington, Mike Pompeo, Biden, Pompeo, Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Taiwan’s, , Craft, , Trump, Alex Azar, Keith Krach Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . State Department, U.S, United Nations, State Department, Commerce, Trump, Taiwan, European Union, Democratic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Health, Human, State, Economic Growth, Energy Locations: Taiwan, Iran, Washington , U.S, China, Europe, Jan, New York, Washington, United States, Beijing, Taipei, U.S
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department’s cancellation of all travel this week includes a planned visit to Taiwan by U.S. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoCraft had been due to visit Taiwan from Wednesday to Friday, prompting China, which claims the self-ruled island as its own, to warn that Washington was playing with fire. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that all travel this week had been canceled, including his own trip to Europe, as part of the transition to the incoming Biden administration. Craft’s Taiwan trip appeared to be another part of an effort by Pompeo and President Donald Trump’s Republican administration to lock in a tough approach to China before Democratic President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20. China, which had expressed its strong opposition to Craft’s trip, reiterated it was firmly opposed to any official exchanges between Taiwan and the United States.
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TAIPEI (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador in the Netherlands has hosted Taiwan’s representative to the country at the U.S. embassy, in the first publicly announced visit to a U.S. government office since the secretary of state lifted restrictions on interactions. The U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, said on Twitter that Taiwan’s representative to the country, Chen Hsing-hsing, had met with him at the embassy on Monday. “Made some history today: Welcomed Taiwan Representative Chen to our Embassy,” he wrote, including pictures of the two of them in the embassy building. China has been angered by stepped-up U.S. support for Taiwan under the Trump administration, including arms sales and visits to Taipei by senior U.S. officials. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, is due to arrive in Taiwan on Wednesday for a three-day visit, which has also angered Beijing.
Persons: Tsai Ing, Stephen Lam, Mike Pompeo, Republican Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, Pete Hoekstra, Chen Hsing, hsing, , Chen, , ” Chen, Trump, Kelly Craft Organizations: U.S ., REUTERS, Taiwan, Republican, Democrat, Jan, , Twitter, Embassy, U.S, United Nations Locations: TAIPEI, U.S, Netherlands, Taiwan, United States, America, Burlingame , California, China, Beijing, Taipei
Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu waves to the staff behind the counter to apply for a new Taiwanese passport in Taipei, Taiwan, January 11, 2021. China, which claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory, has yet to formally respond, but the move is likely to increase Sino-U.S. tension. “This is a big thing for the elevation of Taiwan-U.S. relations,” Wu told reporters, expressing his “sincere gratitude” to the U.S. government. Craft’s visit is highly symbolic, as Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, or most global bodies, because of China’s objections. Late Sunday, Johnny Chiang, the chairman of the main opposition Kuomintang party, which traditionally favours close China ties, said a key test would be whether Biden’s government maintained Pompeo’s changes.
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China, which claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory, said it was “resolutely opposed” to the decision and strongly condemned it. Taiwan welcomed Pompeo’s decision, with Foreign Minister Joseph Wu telling reporters it was a “big thing for the elevation of Taiwan-U.S. relations”. The widely-read Global Times tabloid, published by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, said China must send a “stern warning” to Taiwan. Late on Sunday, Johnny Chiang, the chairman of the main opposition Kuomintang party, which traditionally favours close China ties, said a key test would be whether Biden’s government maintained Pompeo’s changes. “Let’s not become a bargaining chip in the game between the United States and mainland China,” he said.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2020. “The United States government took these actions unilaterally, in an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing,” Pompeo said in a statement. “Today I am announcing that I am lifting all of these self-imposed restrictions,” he added. “The United States government maintains relationships with unofficial partners around the world, and Taiwan is no exception. ... Today’s statement recognizes that the U.S.-Taiwan relationship need not, and should not, be shackled by self-imposed restrictions of our permanent bureaucracy,” Pompeo said.
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2020. “The United States government took these actions unilaterally, in an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing,” Pompeo said in a statement. “It reflects the current situation of closer cooperation between the United States and Taiwan on regional and global issues,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “The United States government maintains relationships with unofficial partners around the world, and Taiwan is no exception. ... Today’s statement recognizes that the U.S.-Taiwan relationship need not, and should not, be shackled by self-imposed restrictions of our permanent bureaucracy,” Pompeo said.
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China claims democratic and separately ruled Taiwan as its own territory, and regularly describes Taiwan as the most sensitive issue in its ties with the United States. "The United States government took these actions unilaterally, in an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing," Pompeo said in a statement. "Today I am announcing that I am lifting all of these self-imposed restrictions," he added. The United States is Taiwan's strongest international backer and arms supplier, and is obliged to help provide it with the means to defend itself under the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act. "Today's statement recognizes that the U.S.-Taiwan relationship need not, and should not, be shackled by self-imposed restrictions of our permanent bureaucracy," Pompeo said.
Persons: Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump's, Trump, Pompeo, Kelly Craft, Alex Azar, Keith Krach Organizations: State Department, United, Communist, United Nations, U.S, Health, Human, State, Economic Growth, Energy, U.S . Locations: Washington , DC, China, Beijing, Washington, Taiwan, United States, U.S
TAIPEI (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, will visit Taiwan on Jan. 13-15 for meetings with senior Taiwanese officials, the U.S. mission to the U.N. said on Thursday, prompting China to warn they were playing with fire. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft speaks during a Security Council meeting at United Nations Headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 28, 2020. While the United States, like most countries, has no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, it is the island’s strongest international backer and arms supplier, being obliged to help provide Taiwan with the means to defend itself under the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act. “We wish to remind the United States that whoever plays with fire will burn himself. The United States will pay a heavy price for its wrong action,” China’s U.N. mission said.
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Factbox: Recent Taiwan visits by top U.S. officials
  + stars: | 2021-01-07 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar gestures to the media in Taipei, Taiwan, August 11, 2020. Ostensibly a visit to strengthen economic and public-health cooperation with Taiwan and support its international role in fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic, it infuriated Beijing. China, which had promised unspecified retaliation ahead of time, sent air force jets close to Taiwan while he was visiting. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach visited Taiwan on Sept. 17-19 to attend a memorial service for former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui. KELLY CRAFTNeither the United States nor Taiwan have given details for the visit by Kelly Craft, Washington’s ambassador at the United Nations.
Persons: Kelly Craft, Mike Pompeo, Alex Azar, Ann Wang, Trump, ALEX AZAR U.S, KEITH KRACH, Keith Krach, Lee Teng, KELLY, Taiwan’s Organizations: Reuters, United Nations, Health, Human, REUTERS, State, Economic Growth, Energy, Taiwan, Twitter, UN, United Locations: U.S, Taiwan, China, Taipei, Beijing, KEITH KRACH U.S, United States, New York, United Nations
Pompeo says U.S. ambassador to U.N. will visit Taiwan
  + stars: | 2021-01-07 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com   time to read: 1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )TAIPEI (Reuters) - The United States ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft will visit Taiwan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.
Persons: United Nations Kelly Craft, Mike Pompeo Organizations: United, United Nations Locations: TAIPEI, United States, Taiwan, U.S
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