Insiders claim Trump is looking at Richard Grenell for the position.
Openly gay Republican and former U.S. spokesman at the United Nations, Richard Grenell could become the president’s ambassador to NATO if a Bloomberg report is correct.
A White House official who wishes to remain anonymous alerted Bloomberg to the possible delegation.
If appointed, Grenell would be the highest ranking gay man to hold a government position in the Trump administration.
Bloomberg reached out to Grenell for comment about the circulating rumor on Wednesday, but he declined to comment.
Grenell, a Fox News contributor, has been a Trump backer since the beginning of the presidential campaign.
He is also the founder of Capitol Media Partners, and frequently accuses journalists of being unfair toward Donald Trump and Republicans via social media platforms.
Trump recently threatened to pull out of NATO, calling the organization “obsolete,” a position of which Grenell supported.
Grenell was hired by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2012 to be the foreign policy spokesman, but was later resigned after criticisms from conservatives, saying he could no longer be effective, and his work was, “greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign.”