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Trump’s demagogue ambassador to the Netherlands gets shredded by Dutch journalists
Jan 11th, 2018 at 5:02pm
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President Trump’s new ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra, got absolutely hammered by reporters during his first press conference with the Dutch press on Wednesday over controversial remarks he made in the past about Muslim violence in their country.

The reporters wanted to know whether Hoekstra still stood behind an inflammatory and unsubstantiated claim he made in 2015 about Islamists turning the Netherlands into some kind of hellscape.

“The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos — chaos in the Netherlands, there are cars being burned, there are politicians that are being burned,” he said while speaking on a panel at a conference at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a far-right think tank, at the time. “And yes, there are no-go zones in the Netherlands.”

At the press conference, the Dutch media relentlessly pushed Hoekstra to say whether he still believes the original remarks he made. Here’s one exchange:

“Do you now reach the conclusion you were wrong when you stated that politicians and cars were being burned? … Was it false?” one reported asked.

“I issued a statement, I expressed my regrets, and my apology for the comments that I made, and I’m not revisiting the issue,” Hoekstra said, and then looked in another direction, in attempt to take another question.

“But for what remarks exactly? No seriously, please, this is important. For the original remarks? Are politicians being burned in the Netherlands in the past? Is that something you believe? Yes or no?”

“I’m not revisiting the issue. I expressed my regrets, and I expressed an apology.”

At another point, a reporter asked Hoekstra, “Any example of a Dutch politician who was burned in recent years?”

Hoekstra responded with an awkward smile and silence, and then looked to answer another question.

But then another reporter chimed in to chide Hoekstra for refusing to answer: “This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions.”

“Please, this is not how it works,” the first reporter added.

In another exchange, a reporter asked Hoekstra to look at a John Adams quote mounted on a fireplace that states a concern that only “honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.”

Then the reporter asked, “If you’re truly an honest and wise man, could you please take back the remark about burned politicians or name the politician that was burned in the Netherlands?”

Hoekstra simply responded by saying, “Thank you.”


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https://www.vox.com/world/2018/1/11/16877990/trump-netherlands-ambassador-peter-...
  

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Re: Trump’s demagogue ambassador to the Netherlands gets shredded by Dutch journalists
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Re: Trump’s demagogue ambassador to the Netherlands gets shredded by Dutch journalists
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He said there were politicians being burned? That's...strange.
  



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How very awkward.


I know the scared ones like to talk about no go zones and Sharia areas, in countries they've not been to and couldn't find on a map, but surely appointing a clown like that as ambassador of your country is inept, to say the least?
  

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Really.....who gives a shit what the Netherlands think?
  

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Re: Trump’s demagogue ambassador to the Netherlands gets shredded by Dutch journalists
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Limey. wrote on Jan 11th, 2018 at 5:21pm:
How very awkward.


I know the scared ones like to talk about no go zones and Sharia areas, in countries they've not been to and couldn't find on a map, but surely appointing a clown like that as ambassador of your country is inept, to say the least?


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Re: Trump’s demagogue ambassador to the Netherlands gets shredded by Dutch journalists
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robth wrote on Jan 11th, 2018 at 6:30pm:
Really.....who gives a shit what the Netherlands think? 

The US ambassador is a f**king liar.  Roll Eyes  That should be embarrassing for all Americans.
  

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stu_gatze wrote on Jan 11th, 2018 at 6:48pm:
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The Netherlands and the U.K. .. all in good time, they ALL will be muslimized with Sharia ..

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Re: Trump’s demagogue ambassador to the Netherlands gets shredded by Dutch journalists
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Limey. wrote on Jan 11th, 2018 at 5:21pm:
How very awkward.


I know the scared ones like to talk about no go zones and Sharia areas, in countries they've not been to and couldn't find on a map, but surely appointing a clown like that as ambassador of your country is inept, to say the least?


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