Trump Names State Department's Spokesperson Nauert as UN Ambassador

Trump Names State Department's Spokesperson Nauert as UN Ambassador

Trump Names State Department's Spokesperson Nauert as UN Ambassador

During her tenure as a State Department spokeswoman, Nauert largely stuck to the department's official script, often deflecting questions about USA allies, including Israel. A senior administration official told Fox News Nauert has traveled more than 155,000 miles on 26 global trips - the majority with Pompeo.

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.

During Pompeo's tenure, she has been able to travel on official trips - something Tillerson blocked her from doing - and rose to temporarily hold the position of acting under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs. Haley was also a diplomatic novice - though she did arrive in NY with the six years experience of running SC as governor. She is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Mount Vernon College in Washington.

Nauert has served as the State Department's spokeswoman since April 2017 - and it reportedly wasn't all happy times.

But her relationship with current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to have been better.

Aaron David Miller of the Wilson Center says Nauert has a different profile from past USA ambassadors to the United Nations.

Nauert's relationship with Spencer dates back to 2009, when she hosted him and fellow anti-Muslim activists Frank Gaffney, Tarek Fatah and Nonie Darwish to discuss an hour-long segment on "stealth jihad". Given that "Lock her up" is still a staple of the president's many rallies, his nominations are concerning.

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While Nauert must still be confirmed by the US Senate, Benjamin said she will easily get the approval of the Republican-controlled chamber.

Two administration officials confirmed Trump's plans Thursday. However, she quickly learned key issues and how the United Nations operates.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who will take over as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee next year, said in a statement that Barr was "highly capable, highly respected and will provide new and much-needed leadership for the Department of Justice".

Haley has had the task of promoting Trump´s "America First" agenda as the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris climate accord, the UN Human Rights Council and other agreements and institutions broadly supported by the 193 members of the United Nations. And the pick for the high-profile USA policy megaphone, seems more than justified, at least at first glance.

When Nauert's name came up last month as a potential replacement for Haley, Trump praised her.

"I worry that we will grow ever more isolated on this, the most important of world stages", he said.

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