Nauert has not been the first person from Fox News to be appointed in the Trump administration. She has been chief spokeswoman for the State Department since April previous year, having been poached from Fox.
Ahead of the vote, the USA ambassador sent a letter to all UN missions to make clear that "the United States takes the outcome of this vote very seriously". It's more a matter of the personal clout of the person holding the position, vis-à-vis the nominal figures directing USA foreign policy like the secretary of State and the president's national security adviser - the two people Jonathan Swan cites as insisting on Nauert's non-Cabinet rank. "And I think she's going to be respected by all".
President Trump's decision to promote Heather Nauert has given critics reason to believe the White House is turning into the Fox News channel.
However, the newly-minted envoy appears to have already marked a place for herself in history books due to her inimitable industriousness. Nauert's performance as acting undersecretary of state was notable for its lack of accomplishments or even attention to the job.
Nauert is to replace Nikki Haley, the former SC governor who announced in October that she would step down as ambassador at the end of this year. Trump has now named her as his pick to become America´s voice and face at the United Nations. However, she quickly learned key issues and how the United Nations operates.
During an address to the U.N. General Assembly in September previous year, President Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man", and previously warned he would unleash "fire, fury and power the likes of which this world has never seen before" on the regime if provoked. "Ambassador Haley will always be a true friend of the State of Israel".
"We need more than a smooth spokesperson".
"She is obviously extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in the foreign policy of this administration and has answered questions and defended it in front of a number of different press inquiries", Schaefer said.
"Haley lost a degree of autonomy when John Bolton became the national security adviser, because he had strong views about the U.N", said Stephen Pomper of the Crisis Group, an organization that works to prevent wars. The president both denies watching hours of Fox and other networks each day and says publicly that he "watches all the shows".