Heather (because of course) Nauert has a history of government service, of a sort, stretching back to last year.
Fox & Friends news anchor Heather Nauert was officially announced Monday as the next spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department. Mark Toner, a holdover from the Obama administration, was relieved of his duties. “Heather’s media experience and long interest in international affairs will be invaluable as she conveys the Administration’s foreign policy priorities to the American people and the world,” the State Department said in a press release. Nauert previously worked as a correspondent for ABC News. Fox & Friends is a Trump-friendly morning show that the president himself is known to regularly watch. During the controversy over Nordstrom dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, Nauert tweeted out her support for the brand in spite of “liberal pressure,” and included a photograph of herself wearing the brand’s items.
I hate this show.
. . . I missed this one at the time:
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Tuesday cited the D-Day invasion during an answer about the current state of US-German relations.
“We have a very strong relationship with the government of Germany,” Nauert said. “Looking back in the history books, today is the 71st anniversary of the speech that announced the Marshall Plan. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We obviously have a very long history with the government of Germany, and we have a strong relationship with the government of Germany.”
In October, a St. Paul YMCA in partnership with the local police department decided to offer an hour long swim practice once a week to give Muslim Somali-American girls between the ages of 5 and 17 an opportunity to learn basic swimming skills, making considerations for the girls’ modesty and religious beliefs. On the December 2 edition of Fox & Friends, Fox’s Heather Nauert framed this story as evidence that “Sharia law is now changing everything”:
NAUERT: Well the minority becoming the majority at one community pool. Sharia law is now changing everything. A YMCA in Minneapolis-St. Paul is starting a swim group for Muslim girls but special considerations have to be made to keep with their religious beliefs. Now this means during the one-hour class, the pool is being shut down, the men’s locker room is being locked, and female lifeguards are being brought in. Similar classes are now starting at towns across the Midwest. We’ll keep watching this story for you.
Fox’s use of an hour-long swim lesson for girls to push the myth that Sharia is taking over is disconcerting to say the least. For many Muslim girls, this class represents their first opportunity to learn these basic skills, and theStar Tribune noted that this is an important and much-needed program for the community, and that “[s]pecial considerations have to be made to address modesty concerns”: