Trump has pick for U.N. am­bas­sador

The Maui News - - NATION -

WASH­ING­TON — Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is ex­pected to an­nounce he will nom­i­nate State Depart­ment spokes­woman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions.

A Repub­li­can con­gres­sional aide said the pres­i­dent was ex­pected to an­nounce his de­ci­sion by tweet this morn­ing.

Trump has pre­vi­ously said Nauert was un­der se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion to re­place Nikki Ha­ley, who an­nounced in Oc­to­ber that she would step down at the end of this year.

Nauert was a re­porter for Fox News Chan­nel be­fore she be­came State Depart­ment spokes­woman un­der for­mer sec­re­tary Rex Tillerson.

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