Senate confirms Richard Grenell as US Ambassador to Germany

Senate confirms Richard Grenell as US Ambassador to Germany”

Shortly after his nomination, Richard Grenell - who is known for his pugilistic conservatism and combative defense of Trump's "America First" policies - told AFP it was "humbling" to be chosen for a post once held by John Quincy Adams, and he vowed to work diligently. "Ric Grenell's confirmation is historic for two reasons: He has now officially become the highest ranking openly gay official ever in a Republican administration".

According to news reports, President Trump considered Grenell for US ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, but the post ultimately went to former Texas Sen. Grenell's supporters include Stuart Milk, co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation and nephew of the late gay civil rights leader. So she too hopes to encourage Trump to keep it in place.

Although he was confirmed by a vote of 56-42, Democrats challenged Grenell's caustic taunting of powerful women, often criticizing their appearance.

In Washington, a White House official described Germany as one of the United States' closest partners and a steadfast North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, adding: "All of Washington is ready to work with Chancellor Merkel's new government".

A spokeswoman for Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in a statement to CNN that the senator was concerned about Grenell's "significant history of making misogynistic and other incendiary statements online".

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"Our analysis is. that (the pipeline) does not make us more dependent on Russian Federation", one of the officials said.

A fancy state dinner, a formal address to Congress and a fife and drum corps welcome are not on the agenda for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's White House visit.

Speaking to the newspaper "Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger" on Thursday, Peter Beyer, the coordinator for transatlantic cooperation in the German Foreign Office highlighted that Merkel was most likely to succeed in altering Trump's stance on trade by working together with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Their visits believe a team trying to convince the President of the United States Donald trump is not to withdraw from nuclear agreement with Iran and to make an exception for European Union countries in the question of the duty on steel and aluminium, the newspaper writes. "Donald Trump is the first US president since World War II to fundamentally question the ideas and institutions of the liberal global order".

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