Current and soon-to-be-former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has embarrassed the country on behalf of the Trump regime on many occasions, but Haley was at least somewhat qualified for the job.
Trump spoke to reporters this morning and said he'll be nominated former Fox & Friends host and current State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as the next ambassador.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he will nominate Heather Nauert, a former Fox & Friends host and current State Department spokesperson, to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations on Friday. If approved, she will replace current US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who announced in October that she will be stepping down from the role in January.
“Heather Nauert will be nominated for the ambassador to the United Nations,” Trump told reporters at the White House Friday.
Nauert survived the transition from Trump’s first secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to his current top diplomat, Mike Pompeo. And the president is reportedly taken with the way in which she toes the administration’s line.
Haley also toed the line for the most part but, when Nauert does that, the rest of the world may not take her as seriously as they did Haley. And why should they? Nauert has no policy or governing experience.
The ambassador to the UN is not a position that occupies a great deal of space in the minds of Americans, but trusting the wrong person with the job will likely lead to more votes against the priorities of the United States at the UN.
Of course, all things considered, that could be a mixed blessing. Trump's priorities are not good priorities.
We should expect to see Trump throw Nauert under the bus at some point for doing exactly what he tells her to do.