Trump to nominate State Department spokesperson Nauert as United Nations envoy

Blanche Robertson
December 7, 2018

As reports broke Thursday night that former Fox News personality Heather Nauert could be in line to assume the role of United Nations ambassador and be named by Trump as early as Friday, not everyone was pleased.

Trump is expected to tweet the announcement Friday morning.

A representative of the State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

While the senator acknowledged that Nauert does have State Department experience, he pointed out that "she has no experience as a diplomat", also arguing that she beings to the table "no meaningful experience in the government".

She is also seen as close to Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner.

If confirmed, Nauert, 48, would succeed Nikki Haley, who said in October she would be leaving the United Nations post at the end of the year. Like Haley, a former SC governor, Nauert would come to the job with little experience in diplomacy.

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Two administration officials confirmed Trump's plans. The measure won a large majority, but not enough to secure the two-thirds needed for it to pass.

Perhaps feeling some affinity for another TV star with limited political experience, Bloomberg claims that Trump will chose ex-Fox & Friends star Heather Nauert as the US' next ambassador to the United Nations.

In her first speech as ambassador, she warned that there would be consequences against those nations that worked against the will of the U.S.at the global organization.

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.

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

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