Heather Nauert Withdraws Candidacy For U.N. Ambassador; Trump Expected To Announce New Nominee Soon

CNN: Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as U.N. ambassador
“State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Saturday she has withdrawn from consideration as U.N. ambassador. President Donald Trump had previously announced he was picking Nauert, but the formal nomination had not been sent to the Senate. … The State Department said Trump will make an announcement about a new nominee soon…” (Gangel et al., 2/17).

Fox News: John James leading candidate for U.N. envoy, source says
“Former U.S. Senate candidate John James is seen as one of President Trump’s top candidates to become ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with discussions about the matter told Fox News on Tuesday. The source said James is the leading candidate and has expressed interest in the position to the White House. The belief among Trump’s inner circle is that James is a rising political superstar, and the U.N. post could provide him with a pathway into elected office. White House officials also confirmed to Fox News that James is under consideration…” (Turner et al., 2/19).

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