Last updated on December 10th, 2018
It’s a no hidden fact that Fox News has always played a personal intervening media house of the US President Donald Trump, echoing the White House rhetoric. The fellowship between the two is about to take a leap, as Trump is likely to nominate the former Fox News anchor, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations.
According to the previous statements by Trump, Nauert was under serious consideration to replace the current ambassador Nikki Haley, who made an announcement in October to resign at the end of this year.
Last month, the president had told the reporters that Nauert was “excellent,” adding that “she’s been a supporter for a long time.”
Trump’s intentions were confirmed on Thursday by the two of the administration officials. They were not permitted to make a statement publicly before the president’s announcement.
A Republican congressional aide said that Trump is expected to announce his decision via Twitter on Friday morning. If the Senate confirms Heather Nauert, she would be leading administration voice on foreign policy of the president.
However, no comments have been received from Trump’s expected nominee. Besides, considering the president’s history of changing course, his decision cannot be assumed to be final until any formal announcements.
Just 18 months ago, Heather Nauert was living a life far from the Federal Government, until she became State Department spokeswoman under former secretary Rex Tillerson in April 2017, after her role as a reporter at Fox News Channel.
Nauert reportedly didn’t have healthy working relations with Tillerson, due to which she had also considered of leaving the department. However, Tillerson was fired in March and replaced by Mike Pompeo.
Besides, Nauert advanced to an upper stratum, and was appointed as the acting undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. She became the highest-ranking woman and fourth highest-ranking official in the agency.
According to the reports, she was taken aback by the promotion, and instead recommended a colleague for the job. However, the White House officials insisted that they wanted her, which made her stay.
Heather Nauert was picked from Fox News channel by the White House, where she was a breaking news anchor for ‘Fox & Friends’, which is reportedly Trump’s favorite television show. Although she hadn’t specialized in foreign policy or international relations, she was selected as the face and voice of the administration’s foreign policy.
The inclination of White House towards the former Fox News anchor has been pretty evident from the beginning. The Trump administration has been quite cordial towards Heather Nauert by bringing her into governmental affairs from an entirely different background.
Trump’s expected nominee could be speculated as a bare example of his association with the Fox News Channel and its workforce. While he had several other options to pick from as the UN ambassador, his choice is certainly raising questions.