Trump to Name Heather Nauert UN Ambassador

Reports Trump Will Pick Heather Nauert to Be UN Ambassador

Nauert, who earlier this year had been considered a possible successor to White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, gained experience on diplomacy by working at the State Department, but she lacks the political and policy credentials of Haley, a former SC governor.

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be his new ambassador to the United Nations, positioning a relatively inexperienced newcomer in one of the most high-profile positions in USA diplomacy, according to an administration official and a second source.

A representative of the State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Numerous reports in the U.S. media - the first of which appeared in Bloomberg news - said Nauert would be nominated Friday, citing sources close to the matter.

Two administration officials confirmed Trump's plans. She will have to be confirmed by the Senate to become ambassador to the United Nations.

Before this, she worked as an ABC News correspondent and as an anchor on the Fox News program, Fox and Friends.

She will take over from Nikki Haley who announced her resignation in October.

The 46-year-old former SC governor - one of the few women in the Trump cabinet - gave no reason for leaving, but dismissed speculation she was planning to run for president in 2020.

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Trump had previously said Nauert was under serious consideration to replace Haley, though he's been known to change course on staffing in the past.

Ahead of the vote, the U.S. ambassador sent a letter to all UN missions to make clear that "the United States takes the outcome of this vote very seriously".

He pulled the United States out of the UN human rights body in September, citing bias towards Israel, and his administration has cut funding for the UN refugee agency and previous year proposed USA funding cuts for aid and diplomacy that could curb the work of the global body.

Haley announced in October that she would be resigning as the ambassador to the United Nations.

The president picked Nauert after considering other potential nominees including former White House aide Dina Powell, ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft and ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell.

Haley similarly had little foreign policy experience when appointed, although she had a national name as the governor of SC.

Haley also quelled speculation about a potential 2020 bid for president.

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