Shoulder to shoulder on D-Day

Trump hired Heather Nauert from Fox News to be a spokesperson for the State Department. Maybe it would have been better if he’d chosen someone a little more educated about Forrin Stuff.

“We have a very strong relationship with the government of Germany,” Heather Nauert said.

“Looking back in the history books, today is the 71st anniversary of the speech that announced the Marshall Plan. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We obviously have a very long history with the government of Germany, and we have a strong relationship with the government of Germany.”

Yeah, boy, the D-Day invasion just wouldn’t have been the same without our warm relationship with Germany.

The State Department spokeswoman was defending remarks made by the new US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, which drew condemnation from across Germany’s political spectrum.

Mr Grenell, a former US spokesman at the United Nations and a strong supporter of Donald Trump, told the far-right Breitbart News he “absolutely wants to empower” European conservatives who are “experiencing an awakening from the silent majority”.

He was referring to recent elections which have launched conservative parties in Germany, Italy, Hungary and Austria, which he said showed “a groundswell of conservative policies that are taking hold because of the failed policies of the left. There’s no question about that, and it’s an exciting time for me”.

Mr Grenell’s comments drew criticism from German politicians, including warnings against interfering in domestic politics.

When she was asked whether it is State Department policy for US ambassadors to advocate for particular political parties, Ms Nauert responded: ”Ambassadors have a right to express their opinion. They’re representatives of the White House, whether it’s this administration or other administrations.”

Anybody else think she had no idea whether it was State Department policy or not? And cared even less?

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