Trump offers Heather Nauert role of US ambassador to the United Nations

Heather Nauert is now the State Department spokesperson.

It is unclear whether she has accepted his offer concerning the position, now held by Nikki Haley, who said she would leave by the end of the year.

But when asked about Nauert later Thursday, President Trump said while she is "under very serious consideration," he had not yet made a final decision and wouldn't until next week."

"She's been a supporter for a long time, and she's really excellent," he said of Nauert.

The role requires Senate confirmation.