Trump Nominates State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert As U.S. Ambassador To U.N.

The Atlantic: Trump Chooses a Loyal Foot Soldier for the U.N.
“…On Friday, Trump revealed that he will nominate Heather Nauert, the State Department spokesperson, to succeed [U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki] Haley, who in October announced that she would leave her post at the end of the year. Nauert is ‘very talented, very smart, very quick, and I think she’s going to be respected by all,’ Trump told reporters…” (Friedman, 12/7).

New York Times: Heather Nauert’s Pick as U.N. Envoy Hints at Reshaping of the Role
“…[Nauert] would bring less experience in government or international affairs to the high-profile job than almost anyone who has held it, generating instant skepticism that may complicate her Senate confirmation. If confirmed, Ms. Nauert may serve more as a public face for the administration than as a policymaker, leaving Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John R. Bolton, the president’s national security adviser, to dominate decision-making back in Washington. Many in Washington saw the appointment as a way for Mr. Bolton to consolidate power…” (Baker/Grynbaum, 12/7).

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