Former Fox News Host Selected To Replace Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador: Report


President Donald Trump reportedly wants State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert to replace Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts tweeted that his former FNC colleague had been offered the job.

Fox News reported that Nauert met with Trump in the Oval Office on Monday.

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The former “Fox & Friends” host was named the State Department spokesperson in April 2017, serving under both Secretaries of State Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo.

“Earlier this year, she also was named acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs after the dismissal of Steve Goldstein from that post,” according to Fox.

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During a news conference at the White House on Thursday, Trump was asked if Nauert had been offered the U.N. ambassador job.

He responded that she “is under very serious consideration” to replace Haley.

“She’s excellent. She’s been with us a long time. She’s been a supporter for a long time. We’ll probably make a decision next week,” Trump said.

He added, “We have a lot of people that want the job, and there are a lot of really great people.”

Haley and Trump announced from the Oval Office last month that she would be leaving the U.N. ambassadorship no later than January 2019.

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“I’m a believer in term limits,” Haley said. “I think you have to be selfless enough to know when you step aside and allow someone else to do the job.”

Trump had nothing but praise for Haley.

“Nikki Haley, ambassador to the United Nations, has been very special to me,” he said. “She’s done an incredible job. She’s a fantastic person, very importantly, but she is also somebody who gets it.”

“That was the thing I think she did best at the United Nations, she got to know the players,” Trump stated. “And they like her, except maybe a couple which is normal… and I think maybe more importantly they respect her.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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