United Nations ambassador won't be part of Cabinet

United Nations ambassador won't be part of Cabinet

Trump also nominated William Barr Friday to succeed Jeff Sessions as US attorney general.

Under Tillerson, Nauert grew frustrated at not having close access to her immediate boss and had been seen as quitting to return to NY, where her family has remained.

Nauert has not been the first person from Fox News to be appointed in the Trump administration.

Read on for three things to know about Nauert.

Conservative lawmakers railed against former President Barack Obama for, as they put it, running foreign policy and national security out of the Oval Office. Former deputy security council adviser Dina Powell and Trump's daughter Ivanka's names were initially floated as possible replacements.

She has served under two secretaries of state - Rex Tillerson and her current boss Mike Pompeo - and was designated acting under-secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs from March to October 2018.

Nauert won't face an easy confirmation given her lack of experience and the likelihood that she'll be asked to answer for the Trump administration's scorn for global bodies, including the UN.

Some White House advisers were urging the president to consider another choice, believing that Ms. Nauert's lack of diplomatic experience would make Senate confirmation hard.

But the Senate, which alone needs to confirm Nauert, is still under the control of Trump´s Republican Party.

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From Fox & Friends to the State Department, and now likely to the United Nations.

During her tenure as a State Department spokeswoman, Nauert largely stuck to the department's official script, often deflecting questions about U.S. allies, including Israel. "I am not even thinking about it", she said. "But these days it seems the most important qualification is that you show up on Donald Trump's TV screen".

According to CAIR, while at Fox News, Nauert interviewed "notorious Islamophobes", including Robert Spencer, Frank Gaffney and Nonie Darwish. Trump doesn't want an United Nations ambassador to advise him - he wants a salesperson in NY.

In a brief phone conversation Friday, Barr confirmed he had accepted the president's offer.

Heather Nauert, who has shown poise in front of the cameras and mostly avoided gaffes, would succeed Nikki Haley, a former SC governor seen as entertaining ambitions for higher political office.

"I think Heather Nauert is smart. She needs to go make some money to pay down some debts", one GOP strategist recently told Roll Call.

Nonetheless, during her two-year stint, Haley became a darling of the Trump administration and the pro-Israel community for her vociferous defense of the Jewish state at the United Nations, a body often seen as hostile to Israel.

At the UN, Nauert is seen as a cipher.

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