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Trump to Pick Nauert to Replace Haley as UN Ambassador, Sources Say

  • Nauert has been State Department spokeswoman, Fox News anchor
  • Trump was impressed by Nauert’s performance at G-20 summit
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Nauert to be new U.S. UN ambassador
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President Donald Trump has settled on State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace departing United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Nauert, 48, is an unusual choice for the UN role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the “Fox and Friends” show watched by Trump. Haley also lacked foreign policy experience when she took the UN posting, but she had twice been elected governor of South Carolina.