Selin ATAY-TDO- The U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. ambassador to Germany has accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of prioritizing "unwanted Muslim invaders" over military spending. Also he has said Muslim migrants want to turn Europe "into an Islamic state."
The White House on July 27 announced that Douglas Macgregor was Trump's nominee to succeed Richard Grenell as the U.S. ambassador to the EU’s largest economy, saying he is "widely recognized as an expert on force design and grand strategy."
Douglas Macgregor has accused both Germany and the EU's immigration policies of being too welcoming to Muslim migrants. He claimed that they have "the goal of eventually turning Europe into an Islamic state."
U.S. ambassador to Germany in 2018 attacked Merkel's decision to accept hundreds of thousands of refugees to her country during the migrant crisis, claiming she was "more concerned about providing free services to millions of unwanted Muslim invaders, to be blunt, than it does about its own armed forces in the defense of its country."
Douglas Macgregor told a podcast that Germany was "spending money, but they have practically no armed forces, their army, their air force, both are terribly demoralized."
In 2015, Douglas Macgregor complained that the European Union was providing what he called "very luxurious and extremely expensive welfare" to Muslim refugees during the migrant crisis. Moreover, Macgregor said "these people are not coming to assimilate or become Europeans - quite the opposite. They're coming to take over whatever they can get."
In 2016, Macgregor said Muslim migrants were "not coming to assimilate and become part of Europe" but rather were "coming to benefit to consume and to establish themselves inside other people's countries with the goal of eventually turning Europe into an Islamic state."
Macgregor’s appointment comes amid months of tension between Washington and Berlin after Merkel's government reacted angrily to Trump's decision to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany.