I mean why bother picking out a suitable candidate that has a long and established diplomatic career like Russia or Iran do, when you can just pick a pretty blonde face? Maybe trump plans to distract Lavrov and Zarif at the UN?
Who would've thought that Nikki Haley was not the most incompetent representative the US has ever had?
On the other hand... at least they are honest with how they feel about the UN. Almost a cynical move, "just send anyone"
Nauert, whose nomination would require Senate confirmation, is a former Fox News Channel correspondent and anchor. She does not have prior political or policy-making experience.
Nauert became the state department spokeswoman in April 2017 and this year was named the acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs.
It was reported in November that Nauert had been offered the job, but it was not clear at the time whether she had accepted. She met with Trump at the end of October, fueling speculation that she had emerged as the president’s top choice for the role.
“She’s excellent. She’s been with us a long time,” Trump said of Nauert last month. “She’s been a supporter for a long time.”
The president has reportedly sought out someone who will demonstrate loyalty. Officials at the White House at times viewed Haley with skepticism, in part over her willingness to publicly disagree with the president.
Haley took a particularly forceful posture against Russia, assailing the Kremlin at UN security council meetings over its aggression in Ukraine and support for Bashar al-Assad in Syria, even as Trump remained reluctant to criticize Vladimir Putin.
Nauert has kept close ties to the West Wing and is seen by the president as more inclined to defend him on the job. Trump had a fractious relationship with Nauert’s first boss, the former secretary of state Rex Tillerson, but continued to hold a favorable view of the state department’s top spokeswoman.
Nauert will probably be pressed on her qualifications by Senate Democrats and could face a contentious confirmation hearing, but needs only a simple majority vote to be elevated to the role.
She's worse than Haley. Nauert couldn't answer simple questions when she was spox for the State Department. She's an idiot. The shitshow continues.