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Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador withdraws - State Department

Trump's nominee for U.N. ambassador withdraws - State Department
FILE PHOTO: Spokesperson Heather Nauert (L) speaks as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dialogues with reporters in his plane while flying from Panama to Mexico, October 18, 2018. Brendan Smialowski/Pool via REUTERS -
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(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job, according to a statement issued by the State Department on Saturday.

"The past two months have been gruelling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration," Nauert, who was State Department spokeswoman before being chosen for the U.N. job, said in the statement.

(The story was corrected to say Nauert withdraws from consideration for nomination)

(Reporting by Christopher Bing; Editing by Bill Trott)

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