It’s being reported that President Trump will name a new United Nations Ambassador tomorrow after much speculation about who he’ll choose. After the disappointing vote on Hamas today (see below) at the UN, a new ambassador can’t come soon enough.
Three top picks that have been mentioned the most are Michigan’s John James, US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert.
President Trump reportedly will announce Heather Nauert as the new ambassador tomorrow.
If she looks familiar (photo below), Nauert is a former correspondent on Fox News and was brought into the Trump administration as a State Department spokesperson from the beginning.
If you’ve ever watched her in action, she’s very quick on her feet and seems to have a grasp of foreign affairs. She can hold her own with the D.C. media so she should have no problem at the UN.
She needs to deal with one big issue right away. The UN just voted down a resolution to condemn Hamas. Not good.
The Washington Post reports a resolution that would have condemned the militant group Hamas and its attacks on Israel failed to pass the United Nations on Thursday, despite an aggressive campaign by the United States and Israel to cast it as a vote on peace and terrorism.
The U.S.-drafted resolution got 87 votes in favor and 57 against, with 33 abstentions, meaning it fell short of the required two-thirds majority needed to pass. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, argued for a simple majority vote, but a last-minute rule change was passed that foreshadowed the resolution’s failure.
The vote was a personal defeat for Haley in what is likely to be one of her final major actions as the U.S. envoy.
Watch the video below from pro-Palestine Al Jazeera where it’s evident Nikki Haley has lost power.
Get to work Heather!