Trump may nominate Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

Lester Mason
December 8, 2018

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

Before joining the Trump administration, she had no government or foreign policy experience, though she did work on some overseas assignments for ABC, including in Baghdad. However, she quickly learned key issues and how the United Nations operates. He said he thought she would be "respected by all".

If she gets the job, Nauert would take the post with less clout than Haley, a former SC governor who announced in October that she would step down at the end of this year.

If confirmed, Nauert, a former Fox News anchor who has served as the public face of the State Department since a year ago, would be one of the most prominent promoters of Trump's "America First" foreign policy.

As a Fox News host, Nauert once declared that she would buy Trump's daughter Ivanka's products after the chain of luxury department stores Nordstrom announced that it was closing down the line.

Nauert, a native of Rockford, Illinois, also worked at State as the acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs.

Nauert covered domestic and global stories as an ABC News correspondent from 2005 to 2007 prior to joining Fox.

"Heather Nauert has been at the State Department so it's not as if she has no experience". If confirmed by the Senate, she would be a leading administration voice on Trump's foreign policy. She also previously worked as a health insurance consultant in Washington, according to her State bio.

Plucked from Fox to be the State Department's public face, Nauert catapulted into the upper echelons of the agency's hierarchy when Rex Tillerson was sacked in March and replaced with Mike Pompeo.

During an address to the U.N. General Assembly in September past year, President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man", and previously warned he would unleash "fire, fury and power the likes of which this world has never seen before" on the regime if provoked.

"I think Heather Nauert is smart". She is a quick study.

File photo of Heather Nauert. "I doubt, on an issue like Syria, unless it pertains to the United Nations, that the president is going to call her up and say, 'What do you think?'"

This development became all but certain earlier in the week. And the pick for the high-profile United States policy megaphone, seems more than justified, at least at first glance. "The more bureaucrats we have, the better the job gets done".

She will also have to deal with issues such as North Korea's nuclear program, Yemen's starvation as well as back US's effort's to contain Iran's influence over West Asia.

Ms Nauert, who did not have a good relationship with Mr Tillerson and had considered leaving the department, told associates at the time she was taken aback by the promotion offer and recommended a colleague for the job.

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