Trump’s pick for United Nations ambassador went to Pine Manor College

Trump’s pick for United Nations ambassador went to Pine Manor College

"I do think what was particularly important to Bolton and to Pompeo was to have someone who was not going to be an independent actor or a power centre all by herself", Benjamin told MEE.

Nauert, 48, is an unusual choice for the United Nations role given that she had little experience in government or foreign policy before joining the administration in April 2017 after several years as an anchor and correspondent for Fox News, including on the "Fox and Friends" show watched by Trump.

Trump frequently tweets quotes from Fox News personalities and programs, knowing how popular the conservative-leaning network. She also may write another book.

"She's [Nauert's] done a great job working with [Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo and others over at the State Department", Trump told reporters at the White House.

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Much of the initial reaction to Nauert's appointment concerned itself with her extremely limited foreign policy background, and the possibility that her main credential was her experience as anchor on Trump's very favorite television show, Fox & Friends. Haley had lobbied hard to get the resolution passed, but couldn't garner the two-thirds majority needed.

Israeli leaders nonetheless thanked her and feted the results as proof of wide support for Israel's position.

Ahead of the vote, the USA ambassador sent a letter to all UN missions to make clear that "the United States takes the outcome of this vote very seriously".

Following the vote, Nauert retweeted a comment by USA special envoy Jason Greenblatt condemning the world body's inability to pass the measure, but did not publicly comment herself.

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Additionally, there were rumors at the time that Dina Powell, former deputy national security advisor, would take the role, but she dropped out of consideration. After former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sacked this year, she was named the acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs. For one thing, all the nominees look the part - a vapid and meaningless qualification that has, according to early transition team officials and Trump associates, proven to be a central driver in Donald Trump's decision-making on key appointments. She called the job an honor of a lifetime and said she wants to let someone else take it. John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, is another high-ranking White House official with ties to anti-Muslim hate groups. In October, she lost that title but kept the responsibilities. She oversaw public diplomacy in Washington and all of the roughly 275 overseas U.S. embassies, consulates and other posts.

Overnight she took charge of overseeing communication from USA diplomatic missions around the world as well as countering propaganda from the Islamic State movement and other foreign adversaries. But she has no experience as a diplomat, she has no meaningful experience in government.

Prior to Fox, Nauert worked at ABC News. Reuters has not independently confirmed the report.

She hadn't specialized in foreign policy or global relations.

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Nauert did not have a good relationship with Tillerson, however, and had considered leaving before her promotion. She traveled to the region previous year, eventually joining Tillerson when he visited the country's capital for the day.

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