Trump’s newest choice to be our United Nations diplomat, Heather Nauert, seems to come from the same boiling cauldron of bigotry and ignorance that all of his other picks have come from—Fox News and Fox News adjacent. CNN did a report Monday highlighting a program on Fox News’ website, that Nauert hosted, featuring then prominent Islamophobic conspiracy theorists Frank Gaffney, Robert Spencer, and Tarek Fatah. These are three men known for writing books and speaking into microphones about how not only was President Barack Obama probably a secret Muslim, he was definitely funding jihadists’ attempts to overthrow the United States government from the inside. It cannot be overstated that this is what these zealots (or charlatans?) promote. Of course, Nauert, like any good Fox News event host, found her fair and balanced position, firmly on the side of 100 percent credulity in completely unverifiable conspiratorial bigotry.
In 2009, Nauert introduced the program as exploring “a school of thought that there is a stealthy jihad taking place within the US. And the theory is that some in our country want to destroy our America from within.”
They would achieve this destruction, she continued, “by using our own legal system against us, by undermining our financial system and even taking away our holidays. The fact that we are a PC, politically correct country, well that will only be used against us.”
This goes in line with Nauert’s career as a Fox News “reporter.” Here’s a sample of Nauert’s hard-hitting journalism from about 6 years ago, when she was covering the famous plague of Muslim Americans taking over our country and turning it into the Sharia Law caliphate we now are experiencing under Donald Trump.
Nauert: Well, the minorities becoming the majority at one community pool. Sharia law is now changing everything at a YMCA in Minneapolis, St. Paul. Starting a swim group for Muslim girls but special considerations have to be made to capital to keep with their religious beliefs.