The State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert is in line to become President Trump’s next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. However, the White House says the position will no longer be a cabinet post.
Nauert has no political or diplomat experience. She spent nearly two decades at Fox News, including a brief morning anchor stint at local affiliate WNYW.
A former Fox colleague tells TunedIn the feelings are mixed.
“She’s a very smart, responsible, capable woman and I really want her to blow the socks off every single critic.”
But her lack of experience is not something Nauert, 48, should to grow into.
“I cannot imagine a good outcome,” the former colleague admits.
Nikki Haley announced in September she was stepping down from the high-profile assignment. She came to the U.N. after two terms as South Carolina governor.
Before heading to Washington, Nauert was anchor on Fox and Friends.
“To expect a former TV host to easily segue into hammering out deals that have historic geopolitical significance is just flat out reckless,” the former colleague says.
The one-time colleague does expect Nauert will give 100 percent and do an incredible job if confirmed by Congress, but also thinks it’s a no-win situation.
“She is willingly being thrown into the lion’s den,” the former colleague says. “Many of these lions are bloodthirsty to see the U.S. fail.”