Trump Picks Former 'FOX & Friends' Correspondent Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador
08 December, 2018, 05:22 | Author: Myra Gill
President Trump said Friday he would nominate Nauert, 48, who is a former Fox News anchorwoman.
In announcing his decision, Trump said Nauert was "very talented, very smart, very quick".
Unlike the current ambassador, Nikki Haley, Nauert is not expected to be given cabinet status, downgrading the role to being largely a mouthpiece for the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and the national security adviser, John Bolton - both of whom are deeply sceptical of the UN's usefulness.
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.
In 2016, she tweeted a New York Times story on Muslim Americans' concerns about the rise of Trump, writing: "Omg-They should meet #ISIS".
Trump's decision was first reported by Bloomberg News and if confirmed Nauert is likely face a "tough" Senate confirmation hearing.
"Those I know who work with her remark frequently that she is more open than most Trump appointees to listening to and working with career diplomats", said Brett Bruen, who served as White House director of global engagement under former president Barack Obama.
On the other hand, while mostly toeing the administration's line at the state department lectern, she has spoken out strongly in support of journalism, at a time the president has referred to the press as the "enemy of the people", and called for accountability for the massacre of Rohingya civilians by Burmese forces while the administration dithered over whether to call the mass killings a genocide. 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.
He said she lacks experience and that her loyalty to Trump and experience as an anchor on his favorite cable news network are insufficient qualifications.
Haley told The Weekly Standard she would remain in NY for the next two years so her son could finish high school there, and she wanted to remain an active voice on foreign policy.
The Washinton Post also quoted former state department official Brett Bruen as saying, "While Haley didn't bring foreign policy experience, she ran a state".
China is fully confident that it can reach a trade deal with the US within the 90 days set for talks, Gao said. Trump also warned this week of more tariffs if the two sides could not resolve their differences.
Tagovailoa has thrown for 3,353 yards, 37 touchdowns to four interceptions and has completed almost 68 percent of his passes. Had a string of 194 passes without an interception starting in the third quarter of January's title game with Georgia.
Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza said May or June might be more likely, giving the fighters more time to recover. Fury wasn't asked about the pledge following his controversial draw with Wilder.
Former President Barack Obama said in a statement: "America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush". While Mr Trump spoke graciously of Mr Bush, he has not always been so kind to the former president or his family. "George H.W.
InSight science team member Tom Pike says the lander acts like a giant ear as the solar panels respond to the wind. These instruments will be the first ever to be robotically placed on the surface of another planet.
Spreading the wealth to those is need is no new act for Perry, as all throughout 2018, he has practiced this gesture. Perry shared a video on Twitter announcing that he paid off all the layaways at two Walmart stores on Thursday.
Regardless of other possible reasons, "it is mainly indicative of worries about how long growth in the US can remain so strong". Rather, I suggest there should not be a Fed at all and interest rates should be left to the free market.
Aston Martin says that its process to convert classic Aston cars to EV drivetrains is a way to future-proof the classic cars. Aston Martin reckons it has the answer in the form of a "cassette" electric powertrain.
A monk seal in Hawaii was photographed with an eel stuck up its nose - and you're going to be obsessed with it. The removal process took less than a minute and while the seal was uninjured, the eel wasn't so lucky.
He posted a career-high.304 batting average with a career-low strikeout mark to go with 178 hits, 10 homers and 63 RBIs. Crawford, the 13th pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, played 49 games for the Phillies previous year .
Arsenal players filmed inhaling laughing gas
The North London club sit in fifth in the Premier League table, only behind fourth-placed Chelsea on goal difference. The party appears to have taken place just days before the start of the Premier League season in August.