President Trump Expected To Nominate State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert For U.N. Ambassador

NBC News: Trump expected to tap State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert for new U.N. ambassador
“President Donald Trump is expected to announce Friday that he is nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, multiple sources familiar with the decision told NBC News…” (Alexander, 12/6).

New York Times: Heather Nauert, State Dept. Spokeswoman, Said to Be Trump’s Pick for U.N. Post
“…Ms. Nauert, a former Fox News anchor who has served as the public face of the State Department since last year, would replace Nikki R. Haley, who is stepping down as ambassador at the end of the year. If confirmed, Ms. Nauert would be one of the most prominent promoters of Mr. Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy…” (Baker/Haberman, 12/6).

POLITICO: Trump picks State Department spokeswoman for top U.N. post
“…Nauert’s apparent selection came as something of a surprise, since people close to the situation had previously said Nauert had fallen out of contention for the post after emerging as an early favorite…” (Johnson et al., 12/6).

Wall Street Journal: Heather Nauert’s Nomination as U.N. Ambassador Expected Soon
“…The position requires Senate confirmation. Ms. Nauert, 48, had little government or foreign policy experience before joining the State Department. She is a former ‘Fox & Friends’ anchor who joined the State Department in April 2017, and has served as spokeswoman for Mr. Trump’s original Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She remained in the role when CIA Director Mike Pompeo was appointed to head the State Department, and has gained his confidence and support to take on the job at the U.N…” (Salama, 12/6).

Washington Post: Trump to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.N. ambassador
“…If confirmed by the Senate, the nomination would elevate a foreign policy novice into the top echelons of U.S. diplomacy as the Trump administration ramps up pressure against Iran and demands that allies take on more responsibility for their own security. … In her new role, Nauert would be responsible for maintaining international support for economic sanctions against North Korea and continuing the Trump administration’s unflinching support for Israel in the face of mounting scrutiny at the United Nations…” (Hudson et al., 12/6).

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