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  • Trump names Richard Grenell ambassador to NATO: Reports

    03/08/2017 11:21:03 AM PST · by Kevin C · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/8/2017 | Sarah Westwood
    President Trump is set to nominate Richard Grenell, a veteran Republican foreign affairs spokesman, to serve as ambassador to NATO, several news outlets reported Wednesday. Grenell is an outspoken Trump supporter who served as a spokesman for John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and several other GOP-appointed U.N. ambassadors. An openly-gay Republican, Grenell would be one of the highest-ranking gay members of the Trump administration. An official said Wednesday morning that the White House could not confirm the appointment of Grenell.
  • Trump Considering Openly Gay Man to Cabinet Post

    11/15/2016 6:54:05 AM PST · by rktman · 70 replies ^ | 11/15/2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Sources close to Trump’s White House transition process have revealed that the president-elect is seriously considering Richard Grenell to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. If selected, Grenell would enter the position with plentiful experience under his belt. He was the longest serving U.S. spokesman to the United Nations under the George W. Bush administration. Grenell also served as Mitt Romney’s foreign policy adviser during the 2012 election. Grenell is also openly gay. If chosen, Grenell would be the first openly-gay individual to serve a Cabinet-level foreign policy post – making his appointment historical. His candidacy alone showcases Trump's...
  • President-elect Trump considering openly gay man as UN ambassador

    11/14/2016 7:09:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    News Corp ^ | 11/14/2016
    DONALD Trump is reportedly considering a woman to run the Republican Party and an openly gay man to represent the US at the United Nations, two moves that would inject diversity into his team. The President-elect revealed Sunday night that he had chosen Washington insider Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and firebrand conservative Stephen Bannon as chief strategist. He faced widespread criticism for giving a top job to Mr Bannon, a fierce critic of House Speaker Paul Ryan. Mr Bannon spearheaded Breitbart News website’s shift into a forum for the “alt-right”, a loose online confederation of Neo-Nazis,...
  • Trump Rumored To Be Appointing Gay Advisor As U.S. Ambassador To The UN

    11/14/2016 3:06:04 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    New Now Next ^ | November 14, 2016 | Dan Avery
    Richard Grenell was spokesman for four UN ambassadors under George W. Bush...
  • Grenell: Need Hearings on Libya to Stop White House Cover-Up

    09/28/2012 4:56:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    newsmazx ^ | 9/28/12 | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Congress should hold hearings into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans to prevent a cover-up by the Obama White House, U.N. expert Richard Grenell tells Newsmax.TV. “We should do it immediately, because we’ve already seen the State Department scrubbing some of its information from its website,” Grenell, a partner with Media Capital Partners, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. He referenced a recent Fox News report on the development. “The State Department gave a warning that said, ‘We don’t have any intelligence that anything is going to be wrong on 9/11.’ And then they...
  • Mitt Romney’s Appointment of Gay Aide Richard Grenell Signals New Attitude [April 2012]

    08/18/2012 6:34:23 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 39 replies ^ | Apr 26, 2012 7:00am | Matt Negrin
    Last week, Mitt Romney hired Richard Grenell as his new foreign policy spokesman. Grenell was President Bush’s communications director at the United Nations for eight years, and has been a spokesman for a handful of prominent Republicans such as George Pataki and Dave Camp. Along with his qualifications, Grenell is also gay. When the campaign announced the hire, Grenell’s sexual orientation wasn’t noted in media coverage, nor, arguably, should it have been. He got in a bit of a tangle for scrubbing his Twitter profile to erase messages he wrote about Newt Gingrich and his wife, but that was about...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Richard Grenell hounded from Romney campaign by anti-gay conservatives

    05/01/2012 12:53:34 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/01/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman recently hired to sharpen the foreign policy message of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, has resigned in the wake of a full-court press by anti-gay conservatives. In a statement obtained by Right Turn, Grenell says: I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes...
  • Romney hires openly gay spokeman

    04/24/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 462 replies
    American Vision News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Joel McDurmon
    Provided courtesy of americanvisionnews.comJoel is exposing the whole truth that Washington Post would not reveal: Mitt Romney’s campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s “national security and foreign policy spokesman,” according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell’s sexual orientation. Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and told The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York...
  • Re: Richard Grenell: Romney has some ‘splaining to

    04/23/2012 12:02:22 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 21 replies
    American Family Association ^ | April 23, 2012 | Bryan Fischer
    Gov. Mitt Romney stepped on a landmine by appointing Richard Grenell, an out, loud and proud homosexual, to be his spokesman on national security and foreign policy issues. Grenell has for years been an outspoken advocate for homosexual marriage. In fact, word is that he left the Bush administration because President Bush would not formally acknowledge his homosexual partner. Since, as the saying goes in D.C., personnel is policy, this means Gov. Romney has some ‘splaining to do. This clearly is a deliberate and intentional act on his part, since he was well aware of Mr. Grenell’s sexual proclivities and...