As reports broke Thursday night that former Fox News personality Heather Nauert could be in line to assume the role of United Nations ambassador and be named by Trump as early as Friday, not everyone was pleased.
Ms Nauert, a former Fox News anchor, joined the State Department in April 2017.
Trump will send a tweet on Friday morning about choosing Nauert to replace the outgoing United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, who announced her resignation in October, Fox News reported, citing multiple sources.
Trump is expected to tweet the announcement Friday morning, according to Fox News.
But Trump has also used the United Nations to try to advance his foreign policy agenda on Iran and North Korea.
Bloomberg said Ms Nauert would be an unorthodox choice, given the little experience she had in government or foreign policy before she took up the role at the state department.
Nauert's foreign policy experience is limited to her year-and-a-half tenure as State Department Spokesperson, plus half a year as the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, plus one-episode cameo in Fox's foreign-policy drama "24" which is all about global diplomatic crises.
Nauert, who earlier this year had been considered a possible successor to White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, gained experience on diplomacy by working at the State Department, but she lacks the political and policy credentials of Haley, a former SC governor.
Nauert did not respond to requests for comment.
Israeli leaders nonetheless thanked her and feted the results as proof of wide support for Israel's position.
Ahead of the vote, the U.S. ambassador sent a letter to all UN missions to make clear that "the United States takes the outcome of this vote very seriously". She does not have prior political or policy-making experience.
The post is considered one of the highest profile positions in US diplomacy. All the while, she stayed in the good graces of the White House, even as Tillerson was increasingly on the outs.