Donald Trump Poised to Be First President to Appoint an Openly Gay Cabinet Member
President-elect Donald Trump is considering an openly gay man to represent the U.S. at the United Nations, moves that would inject diversity into a Trump team.
The incoming president is considering Richard Grenell as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. If picked and ultimately confirmed by the Senate, he would be the first openly gay person to fill a cabinet-level foreign policy post.
Grenell has worked in the UN before. In 2001, President George W. Bush named him the Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy for the UN Ambassador. He also worked for other Republican politicians before his time at the UN.
The 50-year-old Grenell lives with his partner, Matt Lashley, who is a consumer insights expert and entertainment executive.
Here’s his recent interview with Fox News where he talks about the threat of ISIS: