Trump Expected to Nominate Nauert as Next UN Ambassador
Multiple outlets report President Donald Trump is expected to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next U.S. ambassador to the UN Friday.
Nauert would replace Nikki Haley, who unexpectedly announced back in October that she'd be leaving her post at the end of the year.
The president revealed last month that he was considering Nauert for the ambassador role.
Critics view her as an unusual choice since she doesn't have much in the way of government experience.
A former Fox News host, Nauert joined the State Department in April 2017 and has served as the spokesperson for both Secretaries of State Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo. But sources told Bloomberg that White House aides view Nauert as a good fit for the role because she has a strong understanding of President Trump and is a good communicator. If nominated, Nauert will need to be confirmed by the Senate. Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN .
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