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Trump Taps Gay UN Spokesman Richard Grenell To Be Ambassador To Germany

A White House insider says Grenell's years of diplomatic experience "are very strongly in his favor."

President Donald Trump has nominated Richard Grenell to be his ambassador to Germany, according to CNN.

A White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the network Grenell’s “very long service at the United Nations and during the Bush administration and the contacts he established through that are very strongly in his favor.”

A spokesman for four US ambassadors to the UN under President George W. Bush, Grenell was rumored to be Trump’s pick for UN ambassador, but the job eventually went to Nikki Haley. The 50-year-old Michigan native was later floated as NATO ambassador, but Grenell’s role will still be vital, as relations between the U.S. and Germany, and between Trump and Chancellor Angela Merkel, are less than ideal. (Trump has publicly criticized Merkel for her positions on the refugee crisis, NATO and climate change.)

A Fox News contributor for the past four years, Grenell was an avid Trump supporter throughout the campaign. Since the election, he’s regularly called out journalists on Twitter for being unfair to Trump and Republicans.

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In 2012, Grenell was hired as the foreign-policy spokesperson for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, but was later forced to resign by social conservatives who said his effectiveness had been “greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of [his] personal issues.”

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