Sources are confirming that the new U.S. ambassador to the U.N. will be former Fox News blonde lady Heather Nauert. She’ll replace Nikki Haley after she became yet another in a parade of people in Trump’s White House to flee the scene.
Nauert began her “journalism” career in 1996, spending the majority of her professional years as a contributor and later correspondent for Fox News. Her entire political career consists of being the U.S. State Department spokesperson for under a year and then Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs for less than nine months before this new appointment as ambassador for the entire country to the United Nations.
In her short time in the White House, Nauert has drawn criticism for cozying up to the Saudis. Not two months ago she posted a photo on her Instagram account of herself smiling happily at the Royal Court in Saudi Arabia shortly after Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who was murdered and dismembered after criticizing the Saudi government, went missing. The Instagram post was called “stunningly tone-deaf” by commenters.
She also voiced support for Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen in April 2018. Months later, when the country expelled the Canadian ambassador and froze trade with Canada because they demanded the release of an imprisoned human rights activist, Nauert pulled a “there’s good people on both sides.”
“It is up for the Government of Saudi Arabia and the Canadians to work this out. Both sides need to diplomatically resolve this together. We cannot do it for them.”
Sounds like an ideal Trump pick.
BREAKING: Former Fox News host Heather Nauert has been picked to replace outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley. https://t.co/5Pqpzf6GPa
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) December 7, 2018
Twitter users are not thrilled by Nauert’s meager qualifications, but also not surprised.
Next up: Sean Hannity for chief of staff. Oh wait, he kind of already is…… https://t.co/hs5Y9lUYgk
— Michael Schuman (@MichaelSchuman) December 7, 2018
Trump's new envoy to the #UnitedNations @HeatherNauert, an ex-Fox News host, with zero experience in foreign policy, government, or politics before appointment – out of her league in critical job https://t.co/yKaiFQFSlG
— Mark Blacklock (@MarxMedia) December 7, 2018
The BEST qualified people!
BE BEST!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/e4eWcW1v4i
— Suzann (@cmputrwiz) December 7, 2018
— Robin 🌊🌊 (@rob0349) December 7, 2018
And the world continues to laugh at us and rightfully so, since the assclown in the White House continues this shit show of picking unqualified fox noise mouthpieces to fill important positions.
Now the sixty-four thousand dollar question: Will she be confirmed by the Senate? 🤔 https://t.co/ULExG4qAIR
— ✊🏻 LilMzResistanista ✊🏻 (@bruntofitall) December 7, 2018
daytime TV goes to camp. https://t.co/A4qCdcGJOk
— GARY KILLPACK (@JNE4KLPK) December 7, 2018
At least Nikki had been in government and was not a Fox whatever she is. This is embarrassing that we will not have a real, educated diplomat to be our world spokeperson. https://t.co/4q7xZtDVue
— Vickey Brickle-Macky (@FanXstitch) December 7, 2018
This was rumored and it shows Trump's contempt for the United Nations that he would choose such a patently unqualified person to serve as ambassador to the UN https://t.co/fKIWpXyOdD
— NancyAM 🌻 (@tckalways) December 7, 2018
Your qualifications only matter when you're black. https://t.co/MrsmYxcdM6
— Keith (@keith72504) December 7, 2018
Straight out of central casting. https://t.co/uwncG3mmPY
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) December 7, 2018
This is like something out of Wolfenstein https://t.co/mQMQDV3oNG
— The Ghost of Ⓐnton Rosinke 🔥 🏴 (@wookstevo91) December 7, 2018
I'm so tired of living in a world where Onion headlines are real. https://t.co/8JNmjTSKjr
— Mark🎅🏿🎄⛄️ (@Scuttlecliff) December 7, 2018
The commitment to being the laughingstock of the entire planet is fierce. https://t.co/jvkZRmWGy1
— fleep, your pine-scented Internet Dolphin™ (@thefleep) December 7, 2018
Thus making Haley look like she was actually qualified to have held the job. JFC. https://t.co/EAhDGdxWXw
— Portia McGonagal (@PortiaMcGonagal) December 7, 2018
— Dr. Jack Brown (@DrGJackBrown) December 7, 2018
Before Heather becomes UN ambassador could someone check and make sure she understands that we were at war with Germany during WWII? Her stupidity astounded me last June 6th. I still haven't recovered. https://t.co/lMU4fL500E
— Patrice (@patrice_noonan) December 7, 2018
Because the cashier at the local cracker barrel was busy? https://t.co/lWMlSy1PRi
— Purple Mountains (@mmsERRN) December 7, 2018
There we go. An "entertainment teevee" president* picks an "entertainment news" teevee U.N. ambassador.
Our standing on the world stage just got even more humiliating. https://t.co/SUlvhnZjzm
— Beth⭐️ (@PersuasivePR) December 7, 2018