Many wondered who would replace Nikki Haley, and now we know.
Barack Obama appointed Susan Rice, one of the worse UN ambassadors in history. Then, when she failed, he promoted her, and appointed Samantha Power. Remember her? No, and neither does anybody at the UN.
On the other hand, Nikki Haley proved to be a rock star, serving as the UN Ambassador for America. And as we wrote earlier this month, Haley plans to step down from her post at the UN, and we predict she will run alongside Trump in 2020.
Needless to say, Haley’s replacement, while inheriting a much more manageable UN, still has lots of work to do. That person can be no slouch.
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As the Wall Street Journal reports:
Mr. Trump has considered replacing Ms. Haley with Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, or with Dina Powell, a prominent former White House official.
Other potential appointees have included Kay Bailey Hutchison, the former Texas senator who now serves as U.S. ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Another Texan, Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, also was considered.
But front runner just emerged. And her name is Heather Nauert.
Nauert is a familiar face. She worked as a news correspondent for ABC. Also, she is better-known for her role as Fox News Anchor, mostly appearing on Fox & Friends.
Nauert joined the Trump Administration about year ago as Chief Communications Official at the State Department. When you consider all the leaks that occurred prior to Nauert, it’s clear that she knows her role.
Leftists are quick to point out that Nauert hasn’t worked as a diplomat before. They say it like it’s a bad thing. Smart people adapt to roles. And that’s exactly what Nauert has done.
Nauert began her White House stint working for Rex Tillerson. With Tillerson’s departure, Nauert transitioned to a new boss, Mike Pompeo. Clearly, Pompeo believes in her.
As for diplomatic experience, let’s not forget her boss.
President Trump had no “president” experience, but he’s the best president, perhaps ever. And his staffers may be the most competent non-partisan group in the history of politics.
Nauert worked for one of the largest media companies in the world, and through very traumatic times. Corporate America teaches diplomacy, and Nauert navigated those shark-infested Fox News waters well.
Whoever takes the role, they will have Nikki Haley to do the handoff. And she will make sure that the new UN Ambassador is well equipped to handle the role. Thankfully, Haley represented the United States at the UN like no other.
Though there will be inevitable changes to his administration, don’t expect any Omarosas working in the White House again. And when the Republicans retain the House and bolster their numbers in the Senate, Democrats will realize their fate.