Trump set to name novice to UN post
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as US ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with his decision said.
This means he will be selecting someone with no prior policy or political experience to deal with some of the world’s thorniest issues.
Ms Nauert, whose nomination would require Senate confirmation, is a former Fox News Channel correspondent and anchor. She became the State Department’s spokeswoman in April 2017 and was named earlier this year as the acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs.
If confirmed, Ms Nauert, 48, would succeed Nikki Haley, who said in October she would be leaving the UN post at the end of the year.
The State Department de- clined to comment and Ms Nauert did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Ms 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 Ms Haley, a former South Carolina governor.
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