Trump hands key UN post to ex-TV host

Daily Mail - - Countdown To Brexit D-day - From Tom Leonard in New York

DON­ALD Trump yes­ter­day nom­i­nated as his am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions an aide who cited the D-Day land­ings as proof of the strength of USGer­man re­la­tions.

Heather Nauert, 48, caught the US Pres­i­dent’s at­ten­tion as a co-host of cur­rent af­fairs show Fox & Friends, his favourite TV pro­gramme. She be­came State Depart­ment spokesman in 2017 and then act­ing un­der­sec­re­tary for pub­lic diplo­macy and pub­lic af­fairs.

She has made a string of gaffes, in­clud­ing say­ing in June: ‘To­mor­row is the an­niver­sary of the DDay in­va­sion. We ob­vi­ously have a very long his­tory with the gov­ern­ment of Ger­many, and we have a strong re­la­tion­ship with the gov­ern­ment.’

Her ap­point­ment must now be ap­proved by the se­nate.

Ris­ing star: Heather Nauert

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