The “Inside the DC Beltway” scuttlebutt on Thursday is that former Fox News Channel’s host and political correspondent Heather Nauert is being offered a top job in President Donald Trump administration.
With U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley leaving her position, President Trump is seeking someone who is capable of dealing with an often feckless or corrupt international organization. As a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, Nauert is believed to be capable and adept at handling the sometimes hostile men and women of the press and will be a more than capable successor to Amb. Haley.
According to John Roberts, a Fox News reporter, what was only suggested earlier today now appears to be a closed deal: “Former Fox News host and current State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has reportedly been offered the job as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.”
The report about Nauert, 48, was broken by a current Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts:
Nauert will eventually takeover the ambassadorship from Nikki Haley after the upcoming mid-term elections. Haley’s decision to give up her important role after two years will be a loss of an excellent part of the Trump administration. Although Trump has considered a number of individuals for the U.N. ambassadorship, Nauert is believed to be a top pick.
Nauert’s appointment is one which will have to go before a Senate confirmation hearing, and as has been their habit, Democrat senators will show hostility as they grill the former Fox & Friends host on what they may consider a reason to question her qualifications for the job.
Many in the conservative news business are wondering if Nauert will pursue the position and if she will put up with what likely become a fierce and cantankerous confirmation process.