Trump nominates ex-Fox News anchor Nauert as United Nations envoy

Heather Nauert is Trump's top choice for UN ambassador

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

Trump told reporters that Nauert, who is in line to take over from Nikki Haley, had done well at the State Department.

But the former television anchor has mostly avoided snafus, keeping regular press briefings concise and winning praise for her poise as she fields a dizzying array of foreign policy questions.

He is likely to face pressure at his confirmation hearings to show he would protect Mueller from political interference.

If Nauert wins Senate confirmation, she will face a broad agenda at the United Nations topped by the need to maintain worldwide sanctions on North Korea. "People don't know very much about her", said Richard Gowan, a senior fellow at the UN University.

Others, including former USA ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, criticized the choice. The president both denies watching hours of Fox and other networks each day and says publicly that he "watches all the shows".

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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.

In an administration rife with internal conflict and deeply distrustful of the UN, Nauert's nomination would place a less senior person at the worldwide agency than outspoken current ambassador Nikki Haley, who reportedly sparred with other administration officials. Then-Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., and others like Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. - now a close Trump ally - hammered Obama for giving a deputy national security adviser job to Ben Rhodes despite his lack of previous experience in those areas.

If she is confirmed to the United Nations ambassador post, Nauert would bring little diplomatic experience to a highly visible global role.

United Nations diplomats say that behind the scenes negotiations are central to an ambassador's job, and that presentation skills are also important.

Haley, in what could be a final diplomatic push, on Thursday failed in a bid for the UN General Assembly to condemn the Palestinian Hamas movement for firing rockets at Israel. The measure won a large majority, but not enough to secure the two-thirds needed for it to pass.

Haley herself arrived at the United Nations with little foreign policy experience beyond promoting worldwide investments in SC. She is a quick study.

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After Trump was inaugurated as president in January 2017, Nauert became - with no experience in government, foreign policy or politics - the spokeswoman at the State Department. But without being a member of the Cabinet, she wouldn't have the same independence that Haley has enjoyed. "And I think she's going to be respected by all". "Heather plays a key role in advancing USA foreign policy & I look forward to her speedy confirmation".

In particular, she raised eyebrows in July 2018 when she cited allied troops' storming the beaches of Normandy as evidence of strong ties between the United States and Germany, precisely on the anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Nauert has laid relatively low in the administration.

The nominations, which had been widely expected, were confirmed by the president as he prepared to leave Washington for a conference in Missouri.

Nauert, 48, rose to fame at the time the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal threatened to bring down Bill Clinton's presidency, joining Fox News as one of a chorus of presidential critics.

Nauert worked for Fox News from 1998 to 2005, and returned again in 2007 after a two-year role at ABC.

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