Trump expected to pick Heather Nauert as USA ambassador to UN

Trump expected to pick Heather Nauert as USA ambassador to UN

Trump expected to pick Heather Nauert as USA ambassador to UN

But after a year and a half explaining State Department positions, Nauert now has more foreign policy experience than Haley did when she became the US ambassador to the United Nations.

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to confirm tomorrow that he has chosen State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert as the next ambassador to the United Nations, according to several U.S. media outlets. She had no government or foreign policy experience prior to joining the Trump Administration.

Nauert, who Trump praised as being "very talented" and "very smart", would replace Ambassador Nikki Haley who has been a vocal advocate for U.S. foreign policy and Israel at the UN.

When former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sacked earlier this year, Nauert was promoted to acting under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs.

Relatively new in the political scene, analysts have now pointed at her lack of political and policy credentials which Haley, a former SC governor, possesses.

Nauert has not been the first person from Fox News to be appointed in the Trump administration.

She mocked Muslims in a 2016 tweet that linked to a New York Times story about Muslims' concerns over then-presidential candidate Trump.

But her relationship with current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to have been better.

Here are the top facts that could provide an exhaustive look at the USA president's pick for the top United Nations role, largely seen as a stepping stone to assuming more senior roles in government.

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

Trump announced the nomination in brief remarks to reporters.

She also faced criticism for using D-Day as an example of the strong relationship between the United States and Germany.

On a day of other staff shakeups, the president also said he'll have an announcement of a major change in his top military brass on Saturday when he attends the annual Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia.

"She is obviously extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in the foreign policy of this administration and has answered questions and defended it in front of a number of different press inquiries", Schaefer said. She is a quick study. The latter is Trump's favorite cable news network, which helped her land the State Department job. "So on that level, Nauert's pick is notable", he told Al Jazeera.

Early praise for the appointment came from Israel, which has long counted on the United States to veto unfriendly resolutions on the UN Security Council.

"Truly no one believes me: I am not even thinking about it", Haley said. Aides on the Senate Foreign Relations and Judiciary committees - which would take up the ambassador and attorney general nominations, respectively - said Friday that neither committee will hold confirmation hearings this year, given the limited time left before a new Senate takes over on January 3. The more treaties we sign, the safer we supposedly are.

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