For­mer Fox News an­chor new US en­voy

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Washington, US - US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Fri­day nom­i­nated State Depart­ment spokes­woman and for­mer Fox News an­chor Heather Nauert as his next am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions - a swift el­e­va­tion for a sup­porter who had no diplo­matic ex­pe­ri­ence until last year.

Nauert, who has shown poise in front of the cam­eras and mostly avoided gaffes, would suc­ceed Nikki Ha­ley, a for­mer South Car­olina gover­nor seen as en­ter­tain­ing am­bi­tions for higher political of­fice.

Trump said he was im­pressed by the 48 year old Nauert, a for­mer an­chor of Fox and Friends, one of his favourite shows.

“She’s very tal­ented, very smart, very quick, and I think she’s go­ing to be re­spected by all,” Trump told re­porters.

Nauert said on Twit­ter she was ‘hum­bled’ by Trump’s con­fi­dence in her and looked for­ward ‘to con­tin­u­ing the out­stand­ing job Amb. Ha­ley has done rep­re­sent­ing your ad­min­is­tra­tion and the Amer­i­can peo­ple’.

Nauert, who had been ru­moured as the top pick for the job since Ha­ley’s res­ig­na­tion, be­came the spokes­woman of the State Depart­ment af­ter Trump's elec­tion de­spite no pre­vi­ous back­ground in for­eign af­fairs.

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