Trump reportedly picks Heather Nauert to be United Nations ambassador

Trump reportedly picks Heather Nauert to be United Nations ambassador

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next USA ambassador to the United Nations.

A representative of the State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Her appointment to the United Nations role would have to be approved by the US Senate.

While the senator acknowledged that Nauert does have State Department experience, he pointed out that "she has no experience as a diplomat", also arguing that she beings to the table "no meaningful experience in the government". Trump is a regular viewer and one time guest of the show, and Nauert herself has developed a close relationship with Trump's daughter Ivanka.

Nikki Haley had announced in October that she was leaving the post by the end of the year. Like Haley, a former SC governor, Nauert would come to the job with little experience in diplomacy.

Haley has held the post since the beginning of Trump's administration and said she would stay in the job through the end of the year.

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Nikki Haley has been a very popular figure among conservatives for her tough attitude against anti-American attitudes at the United Nations. The measure won a large majority, but not enough to secure the two-thirds needed for it to pass.

Haley announced in October that she would be resigning as the ambassador to the United Nations. She does not have prior political or policy-making experience.

Ahead of the vote, the USA ambassador sent a letter to all UN missions to make clear that "the United States takes the outcome of this vote very seriously".

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Other candidates considered for the job, according to Bloomberg, were former White House adviser Dina Powell, ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft and ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell.

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