US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has caused uproar by declaring that he wants to ‘empower’ European conservatives. He made the comments during an interview with right-wing media outlet Breitbart News.
The new US ambassador to Germany defended planned US tariffs, but said the ball is in Brussels' court. Grenell already made headlines for his Tweet calling on German companies to "immediately" wind down business in Iran.
Richard Grenell has become the new US ambassador to Germany after the US Senate confirmed his nomination. The confirmation comes a day before Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the White House.
US President Donald Trump nominated former UN spokesman Richard Grenell as his country's ambassador to Germany. DW looks at what the choice could mean for Berlin-Washington relations.
A senior German lawmaker told DW that Richard Grenell had used language reminiscent of the pre-WWII period when he spoke of "empowering" anti-establishment European leaders. Grenell's comments sparked a broad backlash.
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