Trump reportedly picks Heather Nauert to be United Nations ambassador

07 December, 2018, 06:23 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Trump to name Heather Nauert as next U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

US President Donald Trump is set to announce state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as his new ambassador to the United Nations, US media report.

Nauert was a breaking news anchor on Trump's favorite television show, "Fox & Friends", when she was tapped to be the face and voice of the administration's foreign policy.

When she announced her decision to step down the president called her a "very special person" and said she had told him some months before that she wanted to take some time off.

Haley rattled the United Nations when she arrived in January 2017 vowing that the United States will be "taking names" of countries that oppose Trump's foreign policy, particularly regarding Israel.

Trump is expected to tweet out announcement naming Nauert as next United Nations ambassador.

Nauert, who earlier this year had been considered a possible successor to White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, gained experience on diplomacy by working at the State Department, but she lacks the political and policy credentials of Haley, a former SC governor.


Two administration officials also confirmed Trump's plans to the Associated Press.

The state department has made no comment.

In addition to that role, Ms Nauert was appointed acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs in March this year. Now, she is poised to serve as the United States' permanent representative to the UN's 193 member nations.

The president is weighing a number of other end-of-year staff changes, including replacing Chief of Staff John Kelly, two of Trump's advisers said on Thursday.

"She is clearly not qualified for this job, but these days it seems that the most important qualification is that you show up on Donald Trump's TV screen, and if you're successful in that endeavor, then you seem to be a top candidate to get a whole bunch of top positions in the US government".

Following the vote, Nauert retweeted a comment by USA special envoy Jason Greenblatt condemning the world body's inability to pass the measure, but did not publicly comment herself.

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