State spokeswoman Trump’s choice for UN ambassador

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he’ll nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW’-urt to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. File | Photo Credit: AP

He also said he will nominate William Barr, attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, as his next attorney general.

Mr. Trump described Ms. Nauert to reporters as “very talented” and “very smart.”

Ms. Nauert is to replace Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who announced in October that she would step down as ambassador at the end of this year.

Ms. Nauert is a former Fox News Channel reporter who had little foreign policy experience before becoming State Department spokeswoman. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be a leading administration voice on Mr. Trump’s foreign policy.

Mr. Trump made the announcement to reporters on Friday as he departed the White House for a trip to Kansas City.

This undated photo provided by Time Warner shows William Barr. Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush. | Photo Credit: AP