Trump Picks Nauert for UN Envoy But Not for Seat in His Cabinet

U.S. President Donald Trump said he’ll nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be his next United Nations ambassador but, a White House official said, the post will be downgraded from its current cabinet-level status.

While Nauert struggled under former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who kept her blocked out of his inner circle, the former Fox News anchor built a rapport with current Secretary Michael Pompeo, who came to trust her as a reliable voice and advocate for Trump’s agenda.

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