For about a week now rumors and reports have circulated that Richard Grenell, an openly gay man, is set to become the next U.S. Ambassador to NATO.
If confirmed Grenell, 50, would be the highest ranking gay man in the Trump administration. A Michigan native, Grenell served in the United Nations during the George W. Bush administration and is frequently a contributor to Fox News.
On his Twitter account, Grenell often takes news organizations to task on their reporting. On Friday he tweeted: “FACT: only 5 of the 28 members of @NATO are paying what they committed to pay. NATO should be a priority for the other 23.”
U.S. support of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was a bone of contention during last year’s Presidential election with Donald Trump calling for all NATO members to pay their fair share.
Grenell is a loyal defender of Trump, tweeting Friday “If @realDonaldTrump walked on water the media’s headlines would be “Trump can’t swim.”
Grenell is also an unapologetic Christian, who advocated for marriage equality on the grounds the institution is a conservative one in principle.
Meanwhile, Peter LaBarbera, a longtime anti-gay activist, penned a sour review of Grenell’s pending NATO nomination.
“On LGBT issues, Trump has disappointed social conservatives by a series of actions that include reinstating an Obama executive order forcing federal contractors to have pro-LGBTQ policies; proclaiming that the homosexual “marriage” issue is “settled” in the courts; and appointing top advisers like Betsy DeVos and Anthony Scaramucci who are pro-homosexual,” LaBarbera wrote March 10 on the Lifesitenews.com
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