Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy

Nellie Chapman
December 8, 2018

"Now in terms of formulating policy, I suspect that she is not going to play the role that Nikki Haley did as ambassador to the United Nations", Schaefer said.

President Donald Trump is expected to announce he will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW'-urt) to be the next USA ambassador to the United Nations. Even more so if the skill is coupled with a wide, snow-white smile, precisely like Nauert's.

But when White House officials told her they wanted her, she accepted.

According to reporting by CNN's Kaitlan Collins, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told aides he wants the position downgraded from Cabinet level, which is in line with previous Republican administrations.

"While I'm not denying her credentials or abilities to hold this new position I will say that sexual harassment is about to become an even bigger issue in the White House", Nathaniel Berman wrote in an op-ed for TV Over Mind.

She told associates in November that she was shocked to be chosen as United Nations ambassador, and recommended a colleague for the job instead.

"The secretariat building in NY has 38 storeys".

"Having said that, if they had launched something, if it had come near the USA, the president totally would have".

"The Senate has shown that it will confirm just about anyone the president puts forward", he told MEE.

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With no policymaking or negotiating experience, and after 20 months as a spokeswoman for the state department, Nauert will take her seat on the security council alongside counterparts with decades of experience.

Nauert blamed Hamas for the crisis in Gaza, including Israeli violence against peaceful Palestinian protesters.

After her appointment as acting undersecretary, she was for a time the highest-ranking woman and fourth highest-ranking official at State.

Asked about Israel's plans to demolish the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar, in spite of protests from the European Union and United States lawmakers, Nauert framed the issue as an Israeli legal matter, referring the reporter who posed the question to the Israeli government.

The state department has made no comment.

Nauert joins a long list of Trump appointees with a history of making controversial anti-Muslim statements.

The interview also provided no new insight into why she resigned, in a move that reportedly "shocked" the administration's top officials. Here are three takeaways from Nauert's nomination.

Trump frequently tweets quotes from Fox News personalities and programs, knowing how popular the conservative-leaning network.

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