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President Trump nominates ex-Fox News reporter for United Nations ambassador role

President Trump nominates ex-Fox News reporter for United Nations ambassador role

Ms Nauert was then appointed acting undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs and was for a time the highest-ranking woman and fourth highest-ranking official in the building.

Trump made the announcement to reporters Friday as he departed the White House for a trip to Kansas City.

Overnight she took charge of overseeing communication from U.S. diplomatic missions around the world as well as countering propaganda from the Islamic State movement and other foreign adversaries.

Nauert had worked for Fox News from 1998 to 2005 before joining ABC.

She added Trump "very clearly" struggles to find experienced and qualified people for jobs within the administration.

Is Nauert up for the new role? But now, her experience in that State Department role is coming back to haunt her as well.

The contrast between Haley and Nauert's respective credentials and diplomatic experience couldn't be more stark.

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Nauert raised eyebrows in June when she appeared to describe the D-Day landings - when the United States, Britain and allies stormed Nazi-occupied France in 1944 - as evidence of a longtime "strong relationship" with Germany.

Nauert was mostly a polished and unflappable defender of administration policy, smoothing over frequent rifts between the Trump's first secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and the White House. She had also previously acted in two American television series - Brother's Keeper and 24. "She's very talented, very smart, very quick". And that's the point: Trump values how his messages and policy decisions are explained by his subordinates, and has said his instincts and intellect are better than most.

However, Haley admitted she and the president "agree on most things", but "there are certainly things that we don't agree on".

On Nauert's nomination, Hirono said she would have "difficulty" supporting her due to her lack of experience. "It is for the president, but it isn't for me", Hirono said.

Haley has had the task of promoting Trump´s "America First" agenda as the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, the Paris climate accord, the UN Human Rights Council and other agreements and institutions broadly supported by the 193 members of the United Nations. It's more a matter of the personal clout of the person holding the position, vis-à-vis the nominal figures directing USA foreign policy like the secretary of State and the president's national security adviser - the two people Jonathan Swan cites as insisting on Nauert's non-Cabinet rank.

She does, however, have something in common with Bolton.

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