Three Takeaways as Trump Picks Former Fox Anchor for UN Envoy Post

President Trump said he will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

US President Donald Trump is reportedly about to announce his new United Nations ambassador - a former Fox News host with no policymaking experience. He praised her, saying she was "very talented, very smart, very quick and I think she will be respected by all".

If she gets the job, Nauert would take the post with less clout than Haley, a former SC governor who announced in October that she would step down at the end of this year.

The current State Department spokeswoman has earned the trust of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, Bloomberg reported.

If Heather Nauert is confirmed, she will be taking the position at a challenging time for the United Nations because the Trump administration has cut funding of many programs and withdrawn from several global agreements.

Mr. Trump told The Washington Times in an interview last month that Ms. Nauert was "under strong consideration" for the post, but he was evaluating other candidates. "If confirmed, I look forward to continuing the outstanding job Ambassador Haley has done representing your administration and the American people".

The 48-year-old native of IL is deemed by State Department colleagues as "hard-working" and "well in over her head at an understaffed agency", reports by USA Today and Wbir suggest. But noting Nauert's background as a spokeswoman, she added, "It's not a role for merely reading talking points".

There are also issues like: will Trump downgrade the UN Ambassador position to a Cabinet-level position that reports to Pompeo and what will be her stance on defending Israel?

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Haley herself arrived at the United Nations with little foreign policy experience beyond promoting global investments in SC.

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.

If Nauert is confirmed for the job, it would cap a precipitous rise in diplomacy in less than two years.

She has been touted for the post since November.

With her vast expertise in TV journalism, including eight years at Fox News and at least three at ABC, Ms Nauert certainly knows how to behave in public and deliver neat and well-targeted speeches.

"Now in terms of formulating policy, I suspect that she is not going to play the role that Nikki Haley did as ambassador to the United Nations", Schaefer said.

By not selecting a veteran foreign policy or national security hand who might push back on his decisions or try to push him toward another option, Trump is making clear he is the diplomat-in-chief.

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