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Trump may appoint first openly gay ambassador to his administration

Trump may appoint openly gay as Richard Grenell to be ambassador to Germany.
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Richard Grenell

On Friday President Trump announced that he intends to nominate the longest -serving United States spokesman at the United Nations, Richard Grenell (R), to be the ambassador to Germany. 

If this is true, Grenell will be the first LGBT ambassador for this administration.

From 2001 to 2008, Grenell was the U.N. spokesman serving under ambassadors while George W. Bush was in office.

According to ABC News Grenell created the international consulting firm Capitol Media Partners seven years ago and served as its “primary communications adviser for public officials at the local, state, Federal, and international levels, as well as for a Fortune 200 ranked company."

In 2013, Grenell was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and began chemotherapy.

He went into remission three months later. His battle with the disease inspired him to create chemoWave, an application which monitors patients moods, conditions and symptoms from chemo treatment.

Grenell earned a Bachelor of Arts from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.