President Donald Trump made the decision to withdraw the United States from the awful Iran deal that Obama had “negotiated” back in 2015. President Trump has also indicated that a harsh new round of sanctions similar to those imposed on North Korea may be incoming for Iran.
The American ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell took to Twitter yesterday to warn German companies about these incoming sanctions. Grenell also provided some helpful advice for German companies that were currently doing business in Iran.
As @realDonaldTrump said, US sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy. German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 8, 2018
Sage advice for those who want to do business with a country who has repeatedly violated not only Obama’s Iran deal but also the sovereignty of its neighbors in a bid for regional hegemony. That didn’t sit well with Sebastian Fischer of Spiegel Online, however, who tweeted his distaste for such advice.
With all due respect, Herr Fischer, Ambassador Grenell wasn’t making that call. Ambassador Grenell took it upon himself to warn German companies about the impending sanctions against Iran. These sanctions would target any company that does business with the despotic regime. This could possibly include German companies as well. Hence the polite suggestion that these companies get out of Iran before they are hit with massive penalties.
The rest of Twitter, it seems, understood Grenell’s tweet as a strong suggestion rather than an order. Trump supporters from around the world took the opportunity to call Fischer out on his ridiculous tweet.
It’s Trumps. Now sit
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) May 9, 2018
I’m sure President Trump has told Ambassador Grennell his plans and what Grennell should do. Grennell is stating the orders from our President so you need to get quiet and go to bed, sir.
— Lc4America (@LindacoxCox) May 9, 2018
We kicked your ass in 1945 and will do so again. Do as you’re told.
— Leftists Are Desperate To Keep Kanye in Chains. (@Norsemen83) May 9, 2018
Actually 1941 through 1945, but the sentiment is appreciated.
It’s Trump’s. Shush, beta male. Let the Alpha males fix the world and do as they say. Maybe you should worry about your own country where you’re getting bred out and beaten. We are laughing at you pathetic creatures. You’re a dying people being conquered by refugees. 🖕😂
— ᔕT〇ᖇMiＮ ɴ〇ᖇMaＮ (@StorMin__NorMin) May 9, 2018
How dare our ambassador conduct diplomacy!!!! REEEEEEE!!!
— Don 🇺🇸 (@Herr_Donald) May 9, 2018
I love it. All the German uber-males getting their panties in a twist because …OMG! . . . the ambassador is more testicular than Grandma Angela . . and he’s gay???
— Nick O’Teen (@yzest5121) May 9, 2018
He’s our Ambassador to Germany. Of course it’s his place and job to say this.
— ARŁaur (@LLH713) May 9, 2018
You do realize there’s a glaring difference between an order and a warning, right?
— MisnomeredHoundinator (@manofmanychins) May 9, 2018
Generally, it’s a safe assumption that journalists lack all basic knowledge to function in the real world. That’s why their journalists, after all.
You know what the best part of President Trump nuking Obama’s Iran deal is? All of these triggered Leftists across the world that think they know how to conduct U.S. diplomacy better than we do.
Their tears are delicious.