The Wall Street Journal is reporting, and several media confirming, the likely nominee to replace U.N. Secretary Nikki Haley will be current State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert.
WASHINGTON—President Trump is expected to nominate Heather Nauert as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a senior administration official said.
Ms. Nauert, a former Fox News correspondent, joined the Trump administration last year and is currently the chief communications official at the State Department.
She would replace Nikki Haley, who announced plans to step down from the position last month.
Mr. Trump also has considered replacing Ms. Haley with Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, or with Dina Powell, a prominent former White House official.
Other potential appointees have included Kay Bailey Hutchison, the former Texas senator who now serves as U.S. ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Another Texan, Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, also was considered. (read more)
As a former Fox News pundit and current State Department spokesperson, the progressive-left can be anticipated to attack the diplomatic credentials of Ms. Nauert while simultaneously overlooking (mamet principle) the prior lack of diplomatic experience of Cass Sustein’s wife Samantha Power (Obama’s former U.N. Ambassador).