Trump to nominate Heather Nauert as UN ambassador

Arturo Kim
December 7, 2018

President Trump will tweet Friday morning that he is nominating State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, replacing outgoing official Nikki Haley, multiple sources tell Fox News.

Requests for comment to the state department and the White House were not immediately returned.

It was reported in November that Nauert had been offered the job, but it was not clear at the time whether she had accepted.

Plucked from Fox by the White House to serve as State Department spokeswoman, Nauert catapulted into the upper echelons of the agency's hierarchy when Tillerson was sacked in March and replaced with Mike Pompeo. Officials at the White House at times viewed Haley with skepticism, in part over her willingness to publicly disagree with the president.

Nauert, who came to the State Department from Fox News, was chosen after US President Donald Trump considered a number of other candidates, according to Bloomberg News Thursday night, citing sources in the administration.

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He added: "She's excellent, she's been with us a long time, she's been a supporter for a long time, really - excellent". On October 9, Trump announced Haley had submitted her resignation and planned to leave the administration at the end of the year.

In an administration rife with internal conflict and deeply distrustful of the UN, Nauert's nomination would place a less senior person at the global agency than outspoken current ambassador Nikki Haley, who reportedly sparred with other administration officials.

Ms Nauert is described by United States media as an "unorthodox choice" for the role due to her little experience in government or foreign policy.

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. She was previously a network correspondent for ABC News.

The post is considered one of the highest profile positions in US diplomacy. All the while, she stayed in the good graces of the White House, even as Tillerson was increasingly on the outs.

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