Trump is Expected to Name Rockford Native as UN Ambassador
Serval news outlets, including rrstar.com, is reporting that it is expected that President Trump will nominate Rockford native and State Department Heather Nauert for the position of Ambassador for the US to the United Nations.
According to reports Trump's plans have been confirmed by two administration officals. Though they were not authorized to speak on the matter, one is saying the President is expected to say something in a tweet on Friday.
Heather Nauret is a graduate of Keith Country Day School and is the daughter of the late Peter W. Nauert. He led the Pioneer Life Insurance Co. till it was sold in 1997 to Conseco Inc.
Trump has said before that Nauret was under "serious consideration" to replace Nikki Haley, who announced she was stepping down in October. If confirmed, Nauret will be a lead voice in the administration for Trump's foreign policy.
Eighteen months ago, Nauret wasn't even in politics. She was a reporter for the Fox News Channel before becoming the State Department spokeswomen for former Secretary Rex Tillerson.
Tillerson and Nauret did not have a good relationship, so after he was fired she was elevated to the upper crust of the agency's hierarchy by being appointed to acting undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. Which for a time, meant she was the highest ranking woman and fourth highest-ranking official in the building.
As of October she had lost this title, but kept the responsibilities, because she was 'acting' for too long.
However, the word is not official and no staffing decision is final until Trump makes a formal announcement. And given his track record, this all could change.
Trump has been quoted back in October as saying Nauret has "been a supporter for a long time" and is "excellent".
As of now, Nauret has yet to respond to requests for comment.