Trump taps Richard Grenell to serve as acting director of National Intelligence

Liberals’ heads are about to explode — and believe it or not, it has nothing to do with Bill Barr or Roger Stone.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced his decision to tap Richard Grenell for the role of acting Director of National Intelligence, Breitbart reported.

History in the making

Grenell is already in the record books as one of the first openly gay men to serve as a U.S. ambassador. Prior to being appointed to his current role as the ambassador to Germany, Grenell had worked under four previous ambassadors at the United Nations.

During that time, Grenell played a significant role in the War on Terror, as well as other global peacekeeping efforts.

Now, as the ambassador to Germany, Grenell is in the midst of the hotbed of intelligence — so he brings considerable qualifications to the table, even though he has never worked in an intelligence agency.

And with his appointment by Trump on Wednesday night, Grenell became the first openly gay cabinet member appointed to a Republican administration, according to Breitbart.

A win for America

This should be a victory for the LGBT movement and liberals, but it is being far from treated that way. In fact, The View‘s Joy Behar threw a few quick darts in Grenell’s direction when Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL) appeared on the show on Thursday. (Thankfully, Gaetz was armed with information and absolutely demolished her.)

But while the left focuses on Grenell’s lack of intel experience, ignoring the rest of his resume in the process, conservatives have championed Trump’s latest cabinet pick.

“A great [patriot], exceptional Ambassador, and amazing selection to be the [United States’] next Acting Director of National Intelligence,” New York Rep. Lee Zeldin (R) tweeted Wednesday. “Congratulations!”

The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also lauded Grenell as an “amazing” pick, writing in a tweet: “[President Trump] deserves someone he can trust and someone who knows how to get things done in this position.”

Others called the move a “massive win for America” and an “outstanding choice” by Trump, according to Breitbart.

Indeed, whether Democrats like it not, it looks like Trump made the right call here. Now, Grenell can get ready to take on his next task: rebuilding Americans’ trust in their intelligence agencies after the assault on them by the likes of James Clapper and John Brennan.

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