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WorldTrump 'to choose Nauert for UN role'

05:55  07 december  2018
05:55  07 december  2018 Source:   bbc.com

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Trump will send a tweet on Friday morning about choosing Nauert to replace the outgoing UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, who announced her resignation in October, Fox She met with Trump at the end of October, fueling speculation that she had emerged as the president’s top choice for the role .

JUST WATCHED. Meet Trump 's top choice for UN ambassador. If named Nauert , who met with Trump Monday, would leave her role at the State Department to take over from Nikki Haley, who surprised White House officials last month when she announced her decision to step down at the end

US President Donald Trump is set to announce state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as his new ambassador to the United Nations, US media report.

One of the reports came from Fox News, where Ms Nauert has previously worked as a presenter.

Trump 'to choose Nauert for UN role'© AFP Ms Nauert previously worked for Fox News and ABC Nikki Haley had announced in October that she was leaving the post by the end of the year.

Ms Nauert, 48, was made state department spokeswoman in April 2017, her first government position.

Fox News said Mr Trump would tweet about the appointment on Friday morning, while Bloomberg said it had been told of the decision to appoint Ms Nauert by three sources.

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Trump will send a tweet on Friday morning about choosing Nauert to replace the outgoing UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, who announced her resignation in October, Fox She met with Trump at the end of October, fueling speculation that she had emerged as the president’s top choice for the role .

Media captionHeather Nauert : Who is Trump 's nominee for UN ambassador? US President Donald Trump has picked state department Her predecessor at the UN , Nikki Haley, announced in October that she would leave the post by the end of the year. Ms Nauert 's appointment to the UN role now

The state department has made no comment.

Bloomberg said Ms Nauert would be an unorthodox choice, given the little experience she had in government or foreign policy before she took up the role at the state department.

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Nauert will arrive at the UN at a time when the Trump ’s administration’s attitude to the organisation, always sceptical, is turning disdainful following the arrival of Bolton in the White House in March. “For Nauert it is going to be more about implementing than developing policies.”

Trump named Nauert for the role in December. She had been working as a spokeswoman in the state department and is a former Fox News anchor. Of Nauert ’s decision to not take up the UN role , Pompeo said: “Her personal decision today to withdraw her name from consideration to be the

In addition to that role, Ms Nauert was appointed acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs in March this year.

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

Ms Nauert worked for Fox News from 1998 to 2005 and, after two years away during which she worked for ABC, she returned to Fox in 2007, later becoming a presenter for Fox & Friends.

Fox News has been a consistent supporter of the president and he often cites its news.

Ms Haley has served nearly two years in the post.

The 46-year-old former South Carolina governor - one of the few women in the Trump cabinet - gave no reason for leaving, but dismissed speculation she was planning to run for president in 2020.

President Trump said she had done "an incredible job".

Former deputy security council adviser Dina Powell and Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka were names initially floated as possible replacements.

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