Politicians in Germany lashed out at President Donald Trump’s ambassador to their country on Tuesday, with some criticizing the diplomat and even calling for his expulsion from Berlin.
Richard Grenell was appointed by Trump in May of last year, and has drawn significant controversy in his relatively short tenure as ambassador.
On Tuesday, Grenell openly criticized Germany’s defense spending, arguing it sent a “worrisome signal” to NATO allies.
Those comments led to swift and severe backlash from several members of parliament.
Pointing to what he alleged was repeated interference by Grenell, Kubicki urged Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to “immediately” expel the diplomat.
Last summer, Grenell also drew criticism shortly after his appointment due to comments he made in an interview with right-wing Breitbart News.
“I think there is a groundswell of conservative policies that are taking hold because of the failed policies of the left.”. »