Trump announces nominations for attorney general, United Nations ambassador

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 8, 2018

If confirmed by the Senate, the former Fox News anchor would replace Nikki Haley.

Still, with Mr Trump, no staffing decision is final until he makes the formal announcement, since he has been known to change course in the past.

Plucked from Fox by the White House to serve as State Department spokeswoman, Ms Nauert catapulted into the upper echelons of the agency's hierarchy when Mr Tillerson was sacked in March and replaced with Mike Pompeo.

Nauert assumed the new high-profile role after holding just one position in government, that of State Department spokesperson, which she held from late April 2017 until now, but this was apparently more than outweighed by her extensive journalistic experience.

"Heather Nauert is not going to be a big-time player in the deliberations on substance in the administration", he said. Haley was also a diplomatic novice - though she did arrive in NY with the six years experience of running SC as governor.

Nauert is a native of Rockford, Illinois. She is a graduate of the Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Mount Vernon College in Washington.

"If I were the State Department's spokesperson, on an official trip to learn more about the dark, dubious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a USA resident, I probably would have skipped the tourist-in-Riyadh photos". Nauert, 48, worked for Fox News from 1998 to 2005 and, after two years away during which she worked for ABC, she returned to Fox in 2007, later becoming a presenter for Fox & Friends.

Trump announced the nomination in brief remarks to reporters.

Nauert covered domestic and global stories as an ABC News correspondent from 2005 to 2007 prior to joining Fox.

However, the newly-minted envoy appears to have already marked a place for herself in history books due to her inimitable industriousness.

Nauert´s appointment would reinforce the link between Fox News and Trump, who has been accused of turning to the conservative-leaning channel, rather than experts, for policy advice.

And, last but not least, no one would deny Nauert's attractiveness, which seems crucial in the noble role of being the "US face" and White House policy mouthpiece overseas, doesn't it? According to The Guardian, the President has sought someone who will "demonstrate loyalty". Bill Shine, former co-president of Fox News, is now the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications.

A White House official says the Trump administration is downgrading the USA diplomatic post at the United Nations to a non-Cabinet position.

The State Department used to hold daily briefings. It also talks about how, despite Nauert being "TV savvy", her current and former colleagues have wondered if she will be fit for the top post which will require her to navigate gritty behind-the-scenes work of United Nations negotiations.

She will also have to deal with issues such as North Korea's nuclear program, Yemen's starvation as well as back US's effort's to contain Iran's influence over West Asia. If Nauert is confirmed by the Senate, she would be a leading administration voice on Trump's foreign policy. "Heather plays a key role in advancing USA foreign policy & I look forward to her speedy confirmation".

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