|US embassy with the Reichstag building in the background ©dpa|
The swearing-in of gay Richard was possibly annoying for Evangelist Mike Pence although the fact that the former swore to a historical Bible will have mitigated the situation somewhat.
Grenell is considered a conservative patriot and recently has openly criticized Berlin's attitude towards the military strike in Syria in a tweet following POTUS's habit only missing the words "too sad":
In spite of these remarks, liberal Berlin will welcome Grenell without fear of contact and with open arms. He is in a good company of former Governing Mayor* Klaus Wowereit (Wowi). Silencing rumors Wowi told a crowd during his 2001 mayoral election campaign, "Ich bin schwul, und das ist auch gut so." (I'm gay, and that's a good thing). “There was half a second of surprised silence, then spontaneous cheering and loud applause to support him.” Needless to say that by his well calculated coming out popular Wowi won the election by a great margin.
*Contrary to Washington D.C. Berlin is a Bundesland (federal state) with a parliament and governing mayor (governor) elected by the people
Welcome, Mr. Ambassador to the city that is poor* but sexy, as Wowi once formulated.
*At the end of 2017, the Land Berlin had a total debt of 57 billion euros corresponding to 16 000 euros per capita
PS: When POTUS announced the US withdrawal from JCPOA the reaction of European spokesman and French President Emmanuel Macron was clear on the issue:
And the just-arrived US Ambassador Richard Grenell for Germany introduced himself with a bang by tweeting his master’s voice: