Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump Picks Former 'FOX & Friends' Correspondent Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

Trump Picks Former 'FOX & Friends' Correspondent Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is set to be the next USA ambassador to the United Nations, according to U.S. media reports.

Haley herself arrived at the United Nations with little foreign policy experience beyond promoting global investments in SC.

Unlike Haley, however, Nauert is not expected to have cabinet status, keeping power over foreign policy firmly with Pompeo and especially John Bolton, the hawkish White House national security advisor. "She's very talented, very smart, very quick". "You know what I think about?"

Haley announced in October she would be leaving the job by the end of the year.

As for Nauert, a former Fox News Channel host, Gingrich said she's a "very solid pick" for United Nations ambassador.

Nauert became an anchor on Fox & Friends, Trump's favourite television talkshow, where she helped air the network's recurrent themes about the threat of immigration, warning that immigrant children arriving in the USA could be bringing disease into the country, and that Sharia law was spreading in urban areas with Muslim populations.

Nauert became the State Department spokeswoman in April 2017, and earlier this year was named the acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs.

Nauert covered domestic and worldwide stories as an ABC News correspondent from 2005 to 2007 prior to joining Fox. Tony Sayegh, a former Fox contributor, now serves in communications at the Treasury Department. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be a leading administration voice on Trump's foreign policy.

The State Department used to hold daily briefings.

Pompeo tweeted that Nauert has traveled with him since he took the helm of the State Department.

Here are the top facts that could provide an exhaustive look at the U.S. president's pick for the top United Nations role, largely seen as a stepping stone to assuming more senior roles in government. "I am not even thinking about it", she said.

Plucked from Fox by the White House to serve as State Department spokeswoman, Ms Nauert catapulted into the upper echelons of the agency's hierarchy when Mr Tillerson was sacked in March and replaced with Mike Pompeo.

File photo of Heather Nauert.

"We need more than a smooth spokesperson. The more bureaucrats we have, the better the job gets done".

On Nauert's nomination, Hirono said she would have "difficulty" supporting her due to her lack of experience.

The interview also provided no new insight into why she resigned, in a move that reportedly "shocked" the administration's top officials.

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