September 2, 2017 / 12:27 AM / 6 months ago

Trump to nominate Richard Grenell to be ambassador to Germany

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump intends to nominate former U.N. spokesman Richard Grenell to be U.S. ambassador to Germany, the White House said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a visit to Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Missouri, U.S., August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Grenell served as U.S. spokesman at the United Nations from 2001 to 2008, during the administration of Republican President George W. Bush. Currently, Grenell is a contributor to Fox News.

His nomination as envoy to NATO ally Germany must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler

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