Re­ports: Trump to pick Nauert as am­bas­sador

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Vic­tor Mor­ton

State Depart­ment spokes­woman Heather Nauert is re­port­edly Pres­i­dent Trump’s pick for next U.S. am­bas­sador to the United Nations.

Bloomberg News first re­ported the choice Thurs­day evening, cit­ing “three peo­ple fa­mil­iar with the de­ci­sion.”

Ac­cord­ing to Fox News, Mr. Trump will tweet the an­nounce­ment Fri­day morn­ing.

Ms. Nauert would suc­ceed Nikki Haley as the U.S. rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the world body when her res­ig­na­tion takes ef­fect at year’s end.

Mr. Trump told The Wash­ing­ton Times in an in­ter­view last month that Ms. Nauert was “un­der strong con­sid­er­a­tion” for the post, but he was eval­u­at­ing other can­di­dates.

Some White House ad­vis­ers were urg­ing the pres­i­dent against that choice, think­ing that Ms. Nauert’s lack of diplo­matic ex­pe­ri­ence would make Se­nate con­fir­ma­tion dif­fi­cult.

Be­fore join­ing the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion in April 2017, Ms. Nauert had no ex­pe­ri­ence in for­eign pol­icy or diplo­macy. Her ca­reer has mostly been as a jour­nal­ist, most re­cently for Fox News Chan­nel as a news pre­sen­ter on “The Big Story” and “Fox and Friends.”

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