Trump Picks Former Fox News Anchor to Replace Nikki Haley, Announces New Attorney General

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December 07, 2018Dec 07, 2018

President Trump has selected another woman to replace outgoing Nikki Haley as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. He also announced his choice for a new U.S. attorney general.

Trump’s pick for ambassador is a former Fox News anchor and current State Department spokeswoman. Heather Nauert will now face a confirmation process by the Senate, The Hill reported.

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Nauert, 48, has been serving in the State Department since April 2017. She is also the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

The Illinois native has an education in journalism, has been an ABC News correspondent, and has worked as a government affairs consultant in Washington, D.C. She has worked for Fox News at two different times in her career.

Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, announced in early October that she wanted to “take a break” from public service and would be leaving the ambassador position that she’s held since shortly after Trump’s inauguration.

“She’s done an incredible job. She’s a fantastic person, very importantly, but she also is somebody that gets it,” Trump said when he announced her upcoming resignation, The Atlantic reported.

On Friday, Trump also named William P. Barr as the next attorney general to replace acting AG Matthew G. Whitaker, who replaced Jeff Sessions earlier this year, according to the New York Times. Barr, 68, served as an attorney general in the late President George H.W. Bush’s administration.

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“He was my first choice since Day 1,” Trump told reporters. “He’ll be nominated.”

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Barr faces a Senate confirmation process as well.

Another change in the Trump administration is possible soon. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has reportedly been at odds with the president and is said to be leaving his position in the next few days, according to CNN.

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The president later shared his announcements on Twitter:

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