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OffbeatTrump to Pick Nauert to Replace Haley as UN Ambassador, Sources Say

03:30  07 december  2018
03:30  07 december  2018 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Nauert, 48, is an unorthodox choice for the UN role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the “Fox and Friends” show watched by Trump. Haley also didn’t have foreign policy experience when she took the UN posting, but she had twice been elected governor of South Carolina.

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President Trump has offered State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert the role of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations , a senior administration official told Fox News. It is not clear yet whether she has accepted the offer to replace the outgoing Nikki Haley as ambassador .

State Department spokeswoman and former Fox News host Heather Nauert is President Donald Trump ’s top pick to replace Nikki Haley as UN ambassador , according to a report from CNN. Two sources who spoke to CNN and are aware of the president’s conversations on the UN replacement

Nevertheless, Nauert has gained Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s trust after being excluded from the inner circle of his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. She is also closely aligned with Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner.

The president picked Nauert after considering other potential nominees including former White House aide Dina Powell, ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft and ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell.

If she wins Senate confirmation, Nauert will face a broad agenda at the UN topped by the need to maintain international sanctions on North Korea. Haley rallied global support for tougher measures in 2017, when Pyongyang ramped up its ballistic missile and weapons test, but there has been increasing pressure to ease up on the restrictions following Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un in June.

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Trump to pick Heather Nauert as next UN ambassador . President Trump will tweet Friday morning that he is nominating State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations , replacing outgoing official Nikki Haley , multiple sources tell Fox News.

President Trump has offered State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert the role of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations , a senior It is not clear yet is whether she has accepted the offer to replace the outgoing Nikki Haley as ambassador . The White House would only say Thursday that

She’ll also take up the administration’s efforts to defend Israel at the UN and counter what Haley called the organization’s bias against the Jewish state. In a sign of the difficulties the administration has had, the UN General Assembly on Thursday rejected a resolution condemning Hamas, the Islamist group that has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007.

A key question with Nauert will be whether the president keeps the UN envoy job as a Cabinet-level position, or downgrades it to report through Pompeo, as other administrations have sometimes done. Haley argued for a Cabinet-level post after, she said, initially being considered for the secretary of state job.

Haley surprised White House officials in October when she said she would resign by the end of year, citing the need for a break after two terms as governor and two years at the UN. Her trusted relationship with Trump was clear when he hosted an Oval Office farewell for me and she vowed to campaign for him in 2020.

--With assistance from Derek Wallbank.

To contact the reporters on this story: Jennifer Jacobs in Washington at [email protected];Nick Wadhams in Washington at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Bill Faries at [email protected], John Harney

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