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Friday, December 07, 2018

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be his new ambassador to the UN, positioning a relatively inexperienced newcomer in one of the most high-profile positions in US diplomacy, according to an administration official and a second source.

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"In an administration rife with internal conflict and deeply distrustful of the UN, Nauert's nomination would place a less senior person at the international agency than outspoken current ambassador Nikki Haley, who reportedly sparred with other administration officials.

The former Fox News host's precipitous rise since arriving at the State Department in 2017 sets the stage for a potentially tough Senate confirmation hearing, where Democrats will likely grill Nauert on her qualifications for the position.

Experience matters less to the President, an avid fan of Fox News, than Nauert's loyalty to the White House, the fact that she's a woman and her ability to be a polished proxy on television, according to sources familiar with his thinking."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-07 12:03 AM | Reply

All we need is another bleached-blond from Faux News being given a position that they may not be qualified for.

OCU

#2 | Posted by OCUser at 2018-12-07 12:51 AM | Reply

Jesus. Are you righty idiots really proud of this?

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-07 03:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

She'll be an obedient lap dog and that is what the President wants. I never thought I would say this but I wil l miss Nikki Haley at the UN.

""In an administration rife with internal conflict and deeply distrustful of the UN, Nauert's nomination would place a less senior person at the international agency than outspoken current ambassador Nikki Haley, who reportedly sparred with other administration officials."

Nikki Haley should include that in her resume, she will be proud of that for the rest of her life.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-07 10:10 AM | Reply

She has some pretty big shoes to fill.

I thought Nikki Haley was excellent.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-12-07 10:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump's Cabinet reminds me of my own cupboard in college-- full of tasteless, unhealthy ---- that is only remotely palatable after you have drank many beers.

#6 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2018-12-07 10:27 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

She was on Fox News, and she slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night!

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-12-07 10:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

All we need is another bleached-blond from Faux News being given a position that they may not be qualified for.
OCU

#2 | POSTED BY OCUSER AT 2018-12-07 12:51 AM | FLAG:

I'm sure you never questioned Samantha Powes qualifications when she held the position under Obama. I agree with JeffJ, I thought Nikki Haley did a great job, it was sad to see her go.

#8 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-12-07 10:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#8 Powes=Power

#9 | Posted by fishpaw at 2018-12-07 10:52 AM | Reply

"Power began her career as a war correspondent covering the Yugoslav Wars. From 1998 to 2002, she served as the Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she later became the first Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy. She was a senior adviser to Senator Barack Obama until March 2008, when she resigned from his presidential campaign after apologizing for referring to then-Senator Hillary Clinton as "a monster."[2]

Power joined the Obama State Department transition team in late November 2008. She served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights on the National Security Council from January 2009 to February 2013.[3] In April 2012, Obama chose her to chair a newly formed Atrocities Prevention Board. During her tenure, Power's office focused on such issues as United Nations reform, women's rights and LGBT rights, religious freedom and religious minorities, refugees, human trafficking, human rights, and democracy, including in the Middle East and North Africa, Sudan, and Myanmar. She is considered to have been a key figure in the Obama administration in persuading the president to intervene militarily in Libya.[4] In 2016, she was listed as the 41st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes."

Fish posts and fails again! It gets exciting to see how stupid he can be, we can't even predict how dumb he can be. It is almost infinite.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-07 10:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

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"for referring to then-Senator Hillary Clinton as "a monster.""

Well, now we know the one qualification Trump was looking for.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-12-07 11:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump is a pervert and thinks we need to have an attractive woman be the face of our country at the UN. He treats our foreign policy like a Miss America pageant. Just another daily (hourly?) demeaning of our nation.

#12 | Posted by JOE at 2018-12-07 11:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Well trump said he'd hire all the best people, therefore this fox news bimbo is THE BEST PERSON IN THE WORLD for this job, right? Unless you think trump would lie about something.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-07 11:37 AM | Reply

All we need is another bleached-blond from Faux News being given a position that they may not be qualified for.

OCU

#2 | Posted by OCUser

She worked for Fox News so she is stoopid. I can't believe you said that.

#14 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-12-07 11:46 AM | Reply

""In an administration rife with internal conflict and deeply distrustful of the UN, Nauert's nomination would place a less senior person at the international agency than outspoken current ambassador Nikki Haley, who reportedly sparred with other administration officials."

Nikki Haley should include that in her resume, she will be proud of that for the rest of her life.

#4 | Posted by danni

This country has been run by politicians for 100 years and whar has it got us? Inflation and debt.

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-12-07 11:48 AM | Reply

"Power began her career as a war correspondent covering the Yugoslav Wars. From 1998 to 2002, she served as the Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she later became the first Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy.

#10 | Posted by danni

So, WTF does that mean? She spent most of her life as a reporter.

#16 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-12-07 11:51 AM | Reply

#16 sniper, just stop posting. I know you don't understand why you're so embarrassing, but just trust me. Stop posting for your own dignity's sake.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-07 12:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

"She worked for Fox News so she is stoopid. I can't believe you said that."

Working for Fox News doesn't prove anyone is stupid, it does prove they are sold out and have no core beliefs. They will do the bidding of the rich and powerful and disregard right and wrong.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-07 12:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"She spent most of her life as a reporter."

She was involved, overseas, in war zones not lying for profit on Fox News. She actually has more character than any person who works for Fox News.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-07 12:21 PM | Reply

"sniper, just stop posting. I know you don't understand why you're so embarrassing, but just trust me. Stop posting for your own dignity's sake." - #17 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-07 12:01 PM
Assuming snippy has any dignity stretches the imagination.

#20 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-07 12:22 PM | Reply

"This country has been run by politicians for 100 years and whar has it got us? Inflation and debt."

We have only incurred huge debt when Republicans ruled so let's stop using the insanely stupid word "politicians" as if they are all the same. Republicans slash taxes and increase debt, Democrats raise taxes and try to reduce debt then dishonest morons blame the "politicians."

#21 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-07 12:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump grabbing what he can. SAD!

#22 | Posted by bored at 2018-12-07 12:29 PM | Reply

She worked for Fox News so she is stoopid. I can't believe you said that.

#14 | Posted by Sniper

That's not true.

Not everyone at fox is stupid.

Some are very smart and greedy and just don't care if they have to destroy the country if it earns them a good paycheck.

#23 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-12-07 01:22 PM | Reply

This country has been run by politicians for 100 years and whar has it got us? Inflation and debt.

#15 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Why complain now when you actively vote for increases in inflation and debt?

#24 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-12-07 01:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The GOP has come a long, long way from having Jeane Kirkpatrick as UN Ambassador. Nauert is just someone who looks good on TV and who Trump would like to bang. In that order...

#25 | Posted by catdog at 2018-12-07 02:01 PM | Reply

"When you talk about Germany, we have a very strong relationship with the government of Germany," Heather Nauert, the State Department's spokeswoman, said in June. She added: "Tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We obviously have a very long history with the government of Germany, and we have a strong relationship with the government."

Trump knows "the best people."

#26 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-12-07 02:14 PM | Reply

"Trump to Name Former Fox News Host as UN Ambassador."

Mmmm, that's good Reality TV Star governance!

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-07 02:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#26 - that was painful to read!

#28 | Posted by YAV at 2018-12-07 02:35 PM | Reply

Fox guarding the henhouse.

#29 | Posted by cbob at 2018-12-07 02:37 PM | Reply

Working for Fox News doesn't prove anyone is stupid, it does prove they are sold out and have no core beliefs. They will do the bidding of the rich and powerful and disregard right and wrong.

#18 | Posted by danni

But working for nbc, cbs, abc and cnn isn't. All 4 that I listed are very strong lib leaning but you can't see that.

#30 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-12-07 04:26 PM | Reply

Hey Sniper.

"Reality has a well-known liberal bias."

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-07 04:30 PM | Reply

"Fox guarding the henhouse."

Grab 'em by the cloaca!

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-07 04:31 PM | Reply

#26 It reads like something Trump would say

#30 How many people from those networks have been appointed to important international positions in government?

#33 | Posted by JOE at 2018-12-07 04:32 PM | Reply

Hey, Sniper, I'm curious to read your response to #26, above. I really can't even imagine how you could endorse that. So, let's hear it.

#34 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-12-07 04:39 PM | Reply

Trump is a pervert and thinks we need to have an attractive woman be the face of our country at the UN
#12 | POSTED BY JOE

Well, Heather Nauert has a passing resemblance to Ivanka, so she's clearly more qualified than Nikki. What more would Trump need?

#35 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2018-12-07 08:23 PM | Reply

FISHPAW wanders out of the Nooner again and promptly gets sent back.

#36 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-08 12:02 AM | Reply

If I were President, I would appoint Richard Simmons to Minister of Defense.

#37 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-12-08 09:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

And now it's being reported that Heather Nauert has a history of making anti-Muslim statements and claims as well as associating with people and groups who have taken Islamophobic positions and who have promoted anti-Muslim policies both here in the US and in other countries.

theintercept.com

She also is under the delusion that somehow the D-Day invasion during WWII represented a 'high-point' in US-German relationships:

www.washingtonpost.com

OCU

#38 | Posted by OCUser at 2018-12-08 01:25 PM | Reply

So she's the perfect representation for the current administration.

#39 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-12-08 04:23 PM | Reply

This is a farce.

#40 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-12-08 10:40 PM | Reply

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