UPDATED 9:17 AM PT — Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
The president is nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
President Trump announced his pick Friday, just before heading to Kansas City. He said Nauert has done a good job at the State Department and has worked well with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“Heather Nauert will be nominated, she’s going to work with Nikki Haley to replace Nikki at the United Nations,” said President Trump. “She’ll be ambassador to the United Nations, she’s very talented, very smart, very quick and I think she’s going to be respected by all.”
Nauert will now have to prepare for the Senate confirmation process.