GERMANY calling for our EXPULSION of OUR 'BRATTY' AMBASSADOR, he's "Complete diplomatic failure"

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This guy caused a dust up awhile back. Remember that? I guess I thought he was recalled. Apparently not! Now Germany says that he is a complete failure.


German politicians call for expulsion of ‘bratty’ Trump ambassador: ‘Complete diplomatic failure’



NOOR AL-SIBAI
19 MAR 2019 AT 14:10 ET


Richard Grenell, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, delivers remarks on June 15, 2018, in Kiel, Germany, for Kiel Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Justin Stumberg/Released)

German politicians are calling for the expulsion of Trump-appointed ambassador Richard Grenell over his alleged interference in the country’s politics.

The Financial Times reported Tuesday that figures across the German political spectrum have criticized Grenell for his comments about the country’s defense spending budget.

Grenell, like President Donald Trump, regularly condemns Germany for the small size of its military budget amid NATO spending targets.


In a tweet Monday, the US Embassy in Berlin echoed the president, saying Germany “reducing its already unacceptable commitments to military readiness is a worrisome signal to Germany’s 28 #NATO allies.”

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Ambassador Grenell in @AP on #Germany’s defense #budget plans: “reducing its already unacceptable commitments to military readiness is a worrisome signal to Germany’s 28 #NATO allies.” https://apnews.com/eb8e0c9243b448a6b72a11c33287574d …


US bristles at Germany's reduced defense budget plans

BERLIN (AP) — The United States is bristling at the suggestion Germany might miss its own defense spending target, which is already short of the NATO goal. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz's...
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You know it can't be a good choice, when a US AMBASSADOR is spoiling for a fight by riling up RW NATIONALISM in GERMANY! Maybe he didn't take WORLD HISTORY in the 10th grade.


JUN 18, 2018, NY TIMES

His confirmation as ambassador to Germany took a while, but when Richard Grenell arrived in Berlin in May he wasted no time riling up his new hosts. On his first day on the job, he tweeted that German companies doing business in Iran should “wind down operations immediately” because President Trump had decided to unilaterally withdraw from the painstakingly negotiated nuclear deal with Iran.

Germans were not amused by an ambassador telling them what to do, but that hardly deterred our man in Berlin. What he did next was to give an outrageous and insulting interview over the weekend to Breitbart, summarized thus by the alt-right mouthpiece: “Trumpian U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has expressed great excitement over the wave of conservatism in Europe, saying he wants to ‘empower’ leaders of the movement.”

Mr. Trump was no doubt highly pleased by his envoy, a former United Nations spokesman, Mitt Romney campaign aide and Fox News contributor, whose confirmation was long held up by congressional critics over his history of provocative tweets, including several derogatory of the appearance of prominent women.

But ambassadors do not represent a president; they represent a state, and they are not supposed to go around “empowering” nationalist movements or far-right ideologies in other countries. The Germans were furious. The new ambassador is behaving “not like a diplomat, but like a far-right colonial officer,” fumed Martin Schulz, the former European Parliament president.
 
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Apparently running one's mouth can be contagious. An ambassador should have more sense than that, even if his position on an issue is correct. He should direct his comments thru proper channels.
 
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Telling the facts is why he was hired. Speaking the truth makes him a good amabassdor as he represents the Unites States, not German interests. Yeah, our allies love NATO, so long as we pay way more than our fair share to defend them The crackpots who gave us WW I then WW II for good measure need to be kept in line.

Nice to see the OP siding with the Germans though, and it is not unexpected to see leftists side against American interests.
 
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BAN THE TROLL!!!!
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Telling the facts is why he was hired. Speaking the truth makes him a good amabassdor as he represents the Unites States, not German interests. Yeah, our allies love NATO, so long as we pay way more than our fair share to defend them The crackpots who gave us WW I then WW II for good measure need to be kept in line.

Nice to see the OP siding with the Germans though, and it is not unexpected to see leftists side against American interests.
As an employee of the State Department, I can assure you that is bullshit.

What are the roles of a diplomat?

An ambassador is the President’s highest-ranking representative to a specific nation or international organization abroad. An effectiveambassador has to be a strong leader—a good manager, a resilient negotiator, and a respected representative of the United States. A key role of an ambassador is to coordinate the activities not only of the Foreign Service Officers and staff serving under him, but also representatives of other U.S. agencies in the country. At some overseas posts, personnel from as many as 27 federal agencies work in concert with embassy staff.
 
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Telling the facts is why he was hired. Speaking the truth makes him a good amabassdor as he represents the Unites States, not German interests. Yeah, our allies love NATO, so long as we pay way more than our fair share to defend them The crackpots who gave us WW I then WW II for good measure need to be kept in line.

Nice to see the OP siding with the Germans though, and it is not unexpected to see leftists side against American interests.
If that's how you feel, you'll never be made an ambassador or know how a good ambassador is suppose to behave.
 
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