Heather Nauert tipped for US UN post

Heather Nauert tipped for US UN post

Heather Nauert tipped for US UN post

President Trump is set to nominate State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert to become the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, a senior administration official said Thursday.

Requests for comment to the state department and the White House were not immediately returned.

Nauert also now serves as the acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the State Department. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly before Trump's announcement.

In 2017, Veteran Fox News correspondent and anchor Heather Nauert was named as the Trump administration's new lead foreign policy spokesperson. Trump met Ms Nauert in the Oval Office on Monday, but a job offer has not been officially confirmed.

Trump told reporters in November that Nauert, who does not have any prior political or policy-making experience, was "under very serious consideration" for the position.

If confirmed by the Senate, she would take over from outgoing ambassador Nikki Haley, who announced her resignation in October without offering details on why.

Numerous reports in the U.S. media - the first of which appeared in Bloomberg news - said Nauert would be nominated Friday, citing sources close to the matter.

Trump has been known to change course on staffing decisions in the past.

That role gave her responsibilities far beyond the news conferences she held in the State Department briefing room.

He pulled the United States out of the U.N. human rights body in September, citing bias toward Israel, and his administration has cut funding for the U.N. refugee agency and a year ago proposed usa funding cuts for aid and diplomacy that could curb the work of the global body.

Ms Powell, Trump former deputy national security advisor, was reportedly the frontrunner before she dropped out last month. All the while, she stayed in the good graces of the White House, even as Tillerson was increasingly on the outs.

Nauert, left, and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

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