Trump has found a replacement for UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

Trump has found a replacement for UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

Donald Trump has chose to name the state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with his decision told Reuters. Nauert would need to be confirmed by the Senate before taking up the role. Trump is a regular viewer and one time guest of the show, and Nauert herself has developed a close relationship with Trump's daughter Ivanka. She became the State Department's spokeswoman in April 2017 and was named earlier this year as the acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs.

Nauert will be replacing Nikki Haley who announced that she will be retiring at the end of the year, saying that she wanted to "take a little time off" after her two terms in office.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, left, speaks to Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon before a Security Council meeting on the situation on the Gaza border, Friday, June 1, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. The measure won a large majority, but not enough to secure the two-thirds needed for it to pass. She announced in October that she would leave the position by the end of the year.

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"Makes us wonder what does the president mean when he says 'only the best?'" In her first speech as ambassador, she warned that there would be consequences against those nations that worked against the will of the the global organization.

Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly are non-binding, but they carry political weight and are seen as a barometer of world opinion.

The president considered Nauert for the position among a list of potential nominees that included former White House aide Dina Powell and ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.

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