Trump’s new ambassador to Germany

Each day, Trump reaches new lows in depravity. His new ambassador to Germany is just one example:

Like Trump, Macgregor has cast doubt on the NATO alliance, saying that we should withdraw our troops in Germany and make it clear “that we are not going to be the first responder” if allies are attacked by Russia. Also like Trump, Macgregor has a disquieting tendency to echo Vladimir Putin’s propaganda. While appearing on Russia’s state-owned RT, he justified the Russian invasion of Ukraine by falsely saying that eastern and southern Ukrainians are “clearly Russian” and “should be allowed to join Russia.” By contrast, he criticized the U.S. intervention to stop the ethnic cleansing of Muslims by “Orthodox Christian Serbs in Kosovo.”

The claim that Russia has a right to invade portions of a neighboring country inhabited by ethnic Russians is of course the exact same argument Hitler used for invading the Sudetenland. But then Macgregor thinks there’s way too much criticism of the Nazis:

Macgregor has also been an outspoken critic of Merkel’s government. He claims that Germany “seems more concerned about providing free services to millions of unwanted Muslim invaders, to be blunt, than it does about its own armed forces in the defense of its country.” He even thinks that Germany has gone too far in making penance for Nazi crimes: “There’s sort of a sick mentality that says that generations after generations must atone for the sins of what happened in 13 years of German history and ignore the other 1,500 years of Germany.”

It’s “sick” to teach young Germans that there are people still alive in your own country who participated in killing 6 million Jews, not to mention enormous numbers of Russians, Poles, Roma, etc? Perhaps he prefers the whitewashed history taught in Japan.

Prior to 1989, people trying to cross the border from East to West Germany were often shot and killed. Macgregor sees great merit in that sort of approach to border control:

He says that immigration from Mexico is our greatest national security threat and that Democrats are trying to “create demographic change that will make them the permanent power inside the borders of the United States.” He advocates that we declare martial law along the border and “shoot people” if necessary.

It’s well known that Trump is proud of his German heritage, and indeed views the Germans as a sort of superior race. I’m not sure what part of his German heritage he is most proud of, but it is certainly not the liberalism of Angela Merkel.

If Trump is still president 4 years from today then the US government will be so far down in the gutter that it will be almost unrecognizable.

Come on people; admit that I was right about Trump. Right from the beginning.



15 Responses to “Trump’s new ambassador to Germany”

  1. Gravatar of Dale Doback Dale Doback
    6. August 2020 at 13:00

    The biggest shock of the Trump era for me has been the willingness of Republicans to allow and indeed encourage his stupid and evil behavior. I knew a Trump Presidency would be bad, but I had no idea Congress would allow it to be this bad.

  2. Gravatar of Bill White Bill White
    6. August 2020 at 14:00

    I guess it’s not an admission for me since I thought you were right all along. If Trump wins in November, I may move to Germany.

  3. Gravatar of Christian List Christian List
    6. August 2020 at 14:38

    He hits all the politically incorrect points about Germany pretty much on the head. Where did Mr. Orangehead found this guy?

    This is a really rare quality. I’m not saying that all politicians should act like this, not in the slightest, but a right-wing politician should, if he is really a right-wing conservative and not just another fake.

    It’s also not bad in principle that Merkel is so extremely “liberal”. The only problem is that she leads the only conservative party in Germany. It is fatal for a country if politicians only want to act left of the center.

  4. Gravatar of Big Al Big Al
    6. August 2020 at 15:16

    Where else, he’s a Fox News commentator. If you look him up, you will find that he had an extraordinary career as a mid-grade Army officer. Many consider him to be the single finest tactical field commander in the US Army during the last 40 years, both in an actual shooting match (Battle of 73 Easting/First Gulf War) and on the training grounds (NTC/Fort Irwin). Anyone with his skills as a warfighter should have been promoted right up the chain. But he was apparently very arrogant and pissed off a lot of people along the way, and that came back to haunt him when he was denied a chance to lead a Brigade Combat Team. This essentially capped his career and ensured he never became a general officer. He was quite bitter about what happened but has really gone off the rails in the last 10 years. A bit like Mike Flynn, but Flynn at least waited until he got his third star before he went nuts.

  5. Gravatar of Ray Lopez Ray Lopez
    6. August 2020 at 15:48

    I’ll admit Sumner is right when he admits that his Nordic heritage is why he’s always right (white makes right). Fair trade, no? Not free trade, fair trade.

  6. Gravatar of Jg Jg
    6. August 2020 at 16:12

    Even though scott thinks I am evil , I feel sympathy for scott. And it has nothing to do with his obsession with trump. I wonder how much time he spends each day reading trump hating stories in all those lib rags? How much time does he have left over to work for Mercatus? I wonder if trump paid scott $1M after taxes for monetary consultation , if scott would take the deal. I bet you his wife would want him to take it. I feel sorry for scott because he is a very white guy who lives in A very nice white , white community in So Cal, but below the wasp facade he would rather live in a low income minority community so he can be woke. The tension must be unbearable. I feel compassion for scott.

  7. Gravatar of Michael Sandifer Michael Sandifer
    6. August 2020 at 22:17

    Scott, yes you and many of us here were right all along. I suspect most voters were mostly correct on Trump.

    I’m curious as to whether he’s done more damage than you expected.

  8. Gravatar of Mark Z Mark Z
    6. August 2020 at 22:35

    I don’t think “You know I’m proud to have that German blood, there’s no question about it. Great stuff.” (the actual quote) equates to ‘he’s an actual Nazi’ (which seems to be what you’re implying). His ambassador certainly sounds like a thoroughgoing Putinist, but frankly, the idea that Germans shouldn’t feel guilty over things previous generations did is correct. Blind squirrel finding a nut I guess. You seem to be falling into the trap of thinking that because Trump or one of his people says something, the opposite position must be right. I don’t think reducing US troop presence abroad is such a bad idea.

  9. Gravatar of Moldburg Moldburg
    7. August 2020 at 08:00

    Scott thinks we should import low iq, violent people from the third world because of some vague concept of liberalism. How does any country get better by importing poorer and more violent people?
    Frankly scott, your silly views of liberalism are doomed to fail because America and the West does not have a puritan demographic makeup anymore. Nationalism will triumph.
    Also conflating low crime German immigrants with Somalis is hilarious. What kind of country do German people produce? What kind do Somalis produce?

  10. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    7. August 2020 at 10:32

    Jg, I feel sorry for people who have nothing better to do than write comments that expose their weaknesses.

    Mark, You said:

    “I don’t think “You know I’m proud to have that German blood, there’s no question about it. Great stuff.” (the actual quote) equates to ‘he’s an actual Nazi’”

    I agree.

  11. Gravatar of Carl Carl
    7. August 2020 at 13:07

    If Trump is still president 4 years from today then the US government will be so far down in the gutter that it will be almost unrecognizable.

    You seem to have abandoned your earlier belief that presidents have only a 3% influence on the state of a country.

  12. Gravatar of Matthias Görgens Matthias Görgens
    7. August 2020 at 19:51

    Christian, what makes you think Merkel leads the only right wing party in Germany?

    The biggest opposition party in the Bundestag, Alternative für Deutschland, ist presumably more to your liking?

  13. Gravatar of Michael Rulle Michael Rulle
    8. August 2020 at 06:30

    She did not like Grennell either. I agree that position Macgregor took on Crimea was bad, although it was deFacto the same position Obama took. Unless reality is less important than words. Trying to make Macgregor an idiot is typical as you disagree with him—- like it were one in the same. And is it really true that NATO’s purpose today is that obvious? When you toss in Trump// blood/German/ Hitler and Macgregor’ southern border strategy as sovietesqe you become irrelevant. We will see if Trump follows thru on troop transfer to Poland which I support. I will bet net NATO troop reduction will be zero. Like many but not all, Macgregor was against the backdoor German strategy of letting Muslims into Europe without restriction. Just further evidence that Eurounion is just Germany in disguise. Hitler was evil and stupid. It’s taken 70 Years for Germany to get what they could have got in 1939 without having to bail out everyone. Brexit is a response. And you need not be a German neonazi to want out. It’s too late for them however. Germany seems pretty pro Russia to me. Of course when they get that green new deal humming they won’t need them any more.

  14. Gravatar of Michael Baker Michael Baker
    8. August 2020 at 08:23

    I am interested to know how Macgregor relates to the construction of the “Nord Stream 2” gas pipeline.

  15. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    8. August 2020 at 13:48

    Carl, Nope. I said the US government would be in the gutter, not that the economy would be in bad shape.

    Michael Rulle, If you think Macgregor’s statements are defensible then there’s no point in me even trying to reason with you. It proves my point that Trump supporters are unhinged.

    And no, it’s not at all the same position as Obama took (he imposed sanctions.)

    Michael Baker, Good question.

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