January 30, 2023

Trump just selected a former FOX & Friends host to be the next U.N. Ambassador

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President Trump has identified his next ambassador to the United Nations with the resignation of Nikki Haley, and you’ll be entirely unsurprised to learn it’s someone he used to watch on television.


Two administration sources told CNN on Thursday night that State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is expected to replace the former South Carolina governor as our representative on the world stage.

She previously worked as a FOX News host on the Big Story, became a newsreader on the president’s favorite show, FOX and Friends, in 2012 before joining the government as a spokeswoman for the State Department in 2017 — meaning that she has almost no experience in diplomacy or international relations.

What she does have, and what Trump clearly values above everything else, is loyalty to the Trump family. She publicly tweeted support for Ivanka Trump after Nordstrom’s pulled all Ivanka Trump-branded clothing from their shelves, saying she would buy two pairs and promote them on FOX and Friends that week.

Since then, she’s been dutifully carrying water for the Trump team, knowing that they’re going to be her ticket to high-level government jobs and the source of huge wealth for her husband, who is an executive director at vampiric financial behemoth Morgan Stanley.

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The shoes she has to fill are not large; Nikki Haley thoroughly disgraced herself at the United Nations with her walk-out tantrum over the rest of the world’s desire for the Israelis to stop gunning down Palestinians by the thousands and by parroting the President’s unnecessary abrasiveness and rudeness to the international community.

It is almost certain that Nauert will behave in the same way if she is chosen. It is truly remarkable for our childish president to be so intent on assembling a cabinet of his favorite television personalities, like a child who wants to play with all of his TV pals in real life.

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Original reporting by Nicole Gaouette, Elise Labott and Jim Sciutto at CNN.



Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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