Trump’s ambassador to Germany suggests he will intervene in European politics to ’empower conservatives’

Richard Grenell: ‘The politics of the left has failed’
Richard Grenell: ‘The politics of the left has failed’

Donald Trump’s ambassador to Germany has suggested he will intervene in European politics to “empower conservatives”, in comments that have been criticised as going far beyond the traditional remit of a diplomat.

“There are a lot of conservatives throughout Europe who have contacted me to say they are feeling there is a resurgence going on,” ambassador Richard Grenell told the far-right publication Breitbart.

As Slovenia became the latest European democracy to elevate a politician espousing a populist form of conservatism, Mr Grenell said he wanted to “empower other conservatives throughout Europe”.

“I think there is a groundswell of conservative policies that are taking hold because of the failed policies of the left,” Mr Grenell said.

Chris Murphy, a Connecticut senator who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, tweeted…

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