Trump Will Pick Heather Nauert to Be UN Ambassador

Trump to name Heather Nauert as next U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

Trump to name Heather Nauert as next U.S. ambassador to the U.N.

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to confirm tomorrow that he has chosen State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert as the next ambassador to the United Nations, according to several U.S. media outlets.

The current State Department spokeswoman has earned the trust of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, Bloomberg reported.

The state department has made no comment. She had no government or foreign policy experience prior to joining the Trump Administration.

A Republican congressional aide said the president was expected to announce his decision to tap Heather Nauert for the U.N. Ambassador position by tweet on Friday morning. Officials at the White House at times viewed Haley with skepticism, in part over her willingness to publicly disagree with the president.

Nauert has been on the short list for ambassador to the United Nations since Haley announced that she was stepping down from her post in October.

Two of Mr Trump's advisers have said he is weighing a number of other end-of-year staff changes, including replacing Chief of Staff, John Kelly.

Nauert, 48, is an unorthodox choice for the United Nations role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the "Fox and Friends" show watched by Trump.

Her appointment to the United Nations role would have to be approved by the US Senate.

Haley similarly had little foreign policy experience when appointed, although she had a national name as the governor of SC.

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.

Shut out from the top by Tillerson and his inner circle, Nauert developed relationships with career diplomats.

Israeli leaders nonetheless thanked her and feted the results as proof of wide support for Israel's position.

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