Trump to Nominate Fox News Commentator Richard Grenell as Ambassador to Germany
President Trump is set to nominate frequent Fox News commentator Richard Grenell as the U.S. ambassador to Germany.
Grenell had previously served as the spokesman of the United Nations under President George W. Bush. The White House praised his years of public service in their announcement, per Politico, noting he is the “longest serving United States spokesman at the United Nations (2001-2008) having served four United States Ambassadors.”
He had also served as the national security spokesman for Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential campaign.
There had been rumors that Grenell would be tapped to be the ambassador of Germany for weeks, but it wasn’t confirmed until late Friday.
As Politico pointed out, if Grenell is confirmed, he will be the first openly gay appointee of the Trump administration.
Grenell isn’t the first person from Fox News to be chosen to serve in the Trump administration. Former Fox & Friends co-host Heather Nauert now serves as the spokeswoman for the State Department and former Fox commentator K. T. McFarland served as the Deputy National Security Advisor during the first few months of Trump’s presidency has since been nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to Singapore.
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