President Donald Trump will nominate Richard Grenell to be his ambassador to NATO, according to a White House official, a selection that would make the longtime loyalist and former U.S. spokesman at the United Nations the highest-ranking openly gay person to serve in the administration.
Reached by phone on Wednesday, Grenell, 50, declined to comment. The White House official asked not to be identified because the position hasn’t been formally announced.
A spokesman under John Bolton and three other Republican-administration ambassadors at the UN from 2001 through 2008, Grenell has been a Fox News contributor for four years and a Trump supporter since the start of the campaign.
The founder of Capitol Media Partners, he frequently tangles with journalists on his Twitter feed, accusing reporters of being unfair to Trump and Republicans. His name had circulated as a candidate for Trump’s ambassador to the UN, though the job ultimately went to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
Last night vicious dirty trickster and racist Roger Stone posted a clip for InfoWars in which he lavishes praise on “Trump loyalist” Grenell and Trump himself over the nomination. And then he pitches “Hillary Clinton For Prison 2017” t-shirts. Seriously. Watch below.
RELATED: In 2012 Grenell served as Mitt Romney’s foreign policy spokesman for about ten minutes until American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer screamed bloody murder. Grenell then resigned, saying his effectiveness was “greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues.” Last fall Grenell spawned outrage when he accused NBC reporter Katy Tur of sleeping her way into her job. (He’s also fond of attacking me and other LGBT journos on Twitter.) In June 2016 Grenell launched a trans-exploitive ad campaign attacking California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on gun control.