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US Amb to Germany wants to "empower" euro conservatives

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This is the kind of stuff that can easily get an ambassador expelled from a foreign country.

Pardon the source but he gave them the interview.

At a sit-down interview at his official residence in Berlin with Breitbart London, Ambassador Grenell said: “There are a lot of conservatives throughout Europe who have contacted me to say they are feeling there is a resurgence going on.”

“I absolutely want to empower other conservatives throughout Europe, other leaders. I think there is a groundswell of conservative policies that are taking hold because of the failed policies of the left,” he added.

“There’s no question about that and it’s an exciting time for me. I look across the landscape and we’ve got a lot of work to do but I think the election of Donald Trump has empowered individuals and people to say that they can’t just allow the political class to determine before an election takes place, who’s going to win and who should run.”
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/06/03/trumps-right-hand-man-in-europe-wants-to-empower-european-anti-establishment-conservatives/

This isn't the first time Grenell, in his short tenure, has seriously stepped in it with the Germans.

http://thehill.com/policy/international/386990-new-german-ambassador-criticized-for-comments-targeting-german-companies
 
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I'm guessing he means good conservative folks like Alexander Gauland and the AfD:

(I love the way he manages to get in a reference to 1000 years.)

"The co-leader of the far-right nationalist Alternative for Germany party on Saturday dismissed the Nazi era as a “speck of bird poop” in German history, drawing swift condemnation from mainstream politicians and outrage on social media.

Alexander Gauland said Germans must take responsibility for 12 years of rule by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party, but argued that it’s only a small part of Germany’s history.

“We have a glorious history and it, dear friends, lasted longer than those blasted 12 years,” he told a gathering of the party’s youth movement, according to the dpa news agency.

“Hitler and the Nazis are just a speck of bird poop in more than 1,000 years of successful German history,” he said to applause."

http://theprovince.com/pmn/news-pmn/afd-chief-nazi-era-a-speck-of-bird-poop-in-german-history/wcm/92302194-0162-4abe-a26a-46a887f167c3
 

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