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Ex-Fox News anchor to be new USA ambassador to the UN

Ex-Fox News anchor to be new USA ambassador to the UN

"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.

"I look forward to having him join our very successful Administration!" he added on Twitter.

Nauert has been on the short list for ambassador to the United Nations since Haley announced that she was stepping down from her post in October.

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? That means Nauert could be overshadowed by Pompeo or Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, who had the United Nations job in 2005 and 2006.

Nauert had been the favourite after Haley, 46, announced that she would leave the job.

Nauert thanked Trump and said she was humbled at being chosen. "Ambassador Haley will always be a true friend of the State of Israel".

And it's obviously not for nothing that she was nominated for an Emmy Award during her years in journalism, for authoring the special series 13 Around the World. She reported on the 2016 national election for Fox and has since traveled to Myanmar and Saudi Arabia in her State Department role. Nauert's performance as acting undersecretary of state was notable for its lack of accomplishments or even attention to the job. "I have great confidence in her".

"She is obviously extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in the foreign policy of this administration and has answered questions and defended it in front of a number of different press inquiries", Schaefer said.

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Green MP Caroline Lucas questioned Mr Cox's claim earlier this week that the advice should not be published "in the national interest".

Two administration officials confirmed Trump's plans Thursday.

Nauert, 48, has been back and forth between her husband and two sons in NY and her job in Washington, D.C. I ask: "today, does it continue to serve its mission faithfully?"

Newt Gingrich joined Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith on "America's Newsroom" Friday to react to President Trump's picks for the next attorney general and United Nations ambassador.

Ms Nauert, who became State Department spokeswoman under former secretary Rex Tillerson, did not respond to requests for comment.

Nauert, a former Fox News host, has seen a meteoric rise in the Trump administration, but that apparently does not equal Cabinet rank.

She has also worked as a general assignment reporter for ABC News.

Experience matters less to the President, an avid fan of Fox News, than Nauert's loyalty to the White House, the fact that she's a woman and her ability to be a polished proxy on television, according to sources familiar with his thinking.