President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as the acting director of national intelligence, making him the first openly gay person to serve in a cabinet-level position.
Thank you to our great US Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, for stepping in to serve as acting DNI. I will be nominating a terrific candidate for the job very soon. Stay tuned!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
As The Jerusalem Post reports, Grenell is known for his "pro-Israel and anti-Iran" stances.
"For Israel's security and defense establishment, Grenell's hawkish views towards Iran's regime will be welcomed with open arms," Foundation for Defense of Democracies fellow Benjamin Weinthal said.
Richard Grenell:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 20, 2020
Tough on Iran
Nancy Pelosi hates him
The media attacks him
Sounds like he's perfect for the job of Acting DNIhttps://t.co/gPwYsxFdSZ
Though Grenell officially serves as the US' ambassador to Germany, one might assume by looking at his Twitter feed that he was Israel's ambassador to America.
I’m in Israel and while life goes on in this beautiful country, people are on edge. Hamas is just down the coast firing 650 rockets into Israel. Hamas/Iran must be stopped. pic.twitter.com/B6WLQDVmR6— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 6, 2019
This is nothing new. LGBT rights are celebrated in Israel but not in the Palestinian territories. https://t.co/h3iQX6AqiV— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 20, 2019
Tel Aviv Pride is huge. Gigantic actually. I am so thankful Israel stands firmly for LGBT rights in a region that doesn’t. https://t.co/kz9Y8NK2ph— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 18, 2019
We stand with Israel. No country should be pressured to not act against terrorism. Find all those who fund terrorism and stop them. https://t.co/Rm73qZMuk3— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 6, 2019
Democrats and Republicans should come together and fulfill Richard Holbrooke’s plan to see Israel join the Security Council in 2019. Our word is our bond. Rally WEOG members. The election is in June. It isn’t too late. https://t.co/izr8G7hvq3— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) March 14, 2018
Grenell also made a name for himself last year by launching a crusade to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide.
We stand in solidarity with LGBT people in countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. The Trump Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invites all nations to join us! https://t.co/RBRsqTxBCi— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 26, 2019
BOOM:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 11, 2019
Today, Botswana decriminalized homosexuality
President Trump's global push to decriminalize homosexuality is achieving results across the world
Will CNN & MSNBC give his administration any credit for this monumental achievement?
Great! https://t.co/eDf8ltInmH— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
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