Whaaaaambulance Alert: U.S. Downgraded E.U.’s Diplomatic Status (but Didn’t Say Anything)….

The New York Times is quick to the typeset to explain how Brussels is desperately offended because President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have lowered the importance of the EU.   Officials from the European Union are apoplectic that U.S. officials have downgraded their status amid the official registry of diplomatic protocols.

BRUSSELS — The Trump administration downgraded the diplomatic status of the European Union’s delegation to the United States last year without making a formal announcement or informing the bloc about the change, a European official said on Tuesday.

After protest from Brussels and discussion between the European Union and the Trump administration, the reclassification of the delegation and the consequent demotion of the ambassador, David O’Sullivan, is understood to have been reversed, at least temporarily, the official said.

Mr. Trump has been critical of multilateral institutions, and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, delivered a provocative speech in Brussels on Dec. 4 in which he questioned the value of multinational organizations and institutions like the United Nations and the European Union. Mr. Pompeo then asked whether the European Union was “ensuring that the interests of countries and their citizens are placed before those of bureaucrats here in Brussels.”

The next day, the European Union’s demotion from a member state to an international organization became clear at the funeral of President George Bush, when Mr. O’Sullivan’s name was not called in the expected order, dictated by diplomatic protocols. The names of diplomats who had gathered in Washington to pay their respects were spoken, as is, custom, from the longest-serving to the newest ambassador, a European Union official told the German news agency Deutsche Welle. “But he was called up as the last person.”  (read more)

Oh, the horror…

…”as Brussels tries to strengthen its international role, again in reaction to Mr. Trump, she said, “a lack of recognition by key partners that the E.U. is more than just an international organization, or even a withdrawal of that recognition, undermines these efforts.””….

This is a representative example of the nonsense focus of the European elitist mindset, and yet somehow these same pontificating knuckleheads openly ponder why those pesky ‘yellow vests‘ keep appearing.

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104 Responses to Whaaaaambulance Alert: U.S. Downgraded E.U.’s Diplomatic Status (but Didn’t Say Anything)….

  1. mikeyboo says:

    Really? His name was called last??!!! Oh, the horror!

    Liked by 33 people

    • YvonneMarie says:

      He he he he he…🙂

      Liked by 12 people

    • Redhotsnowman says:

      Pompeo 2024 is a serious consideration. Pence is a nice enough guy and all but he is definitely not capable of carrying the MAGA torch. Unless he shows a considerable increased amount of “energy” in the next 6-12 months, Trump may want to remove him from the ticket in 2020. He served his purpose as giving the RINO establishment a reason to support Trump in 2016 but has done a pretty poor job in combating the swamp since.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Derek V says:

        Not only that, his running his mouth about shit that couldn’t have been true if he gave one thought about it, is the reason the corrupt DOJ was able to corner Flynn. He took the fall for the smart guy.

        Liked by 10 people

        • formerdem says:

          Most of us would have answered the same way Pence did, because in effect they were asking him about corrupt discussions with Russia, and he answered Of Course Not. He had reason to believe he spoke truth and would have known if the truth were substantially otherwise. Leave Pence Alone. The main thing the Democrats want right now is him weakened and unpopular and discouraged so they can drag him offstage. If you want Trump to live to 2020 leave Pence alone.

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          • Carrie2 says:

            formerdem, I actually like Pence and the first time I have ever seen in unteen years a VP doing as much work and traveling to give talks, etc. as he has. A great helpmate to Trump by taking on a lot of duties. Did Biden, did any other VP that you have heard or seen doing a lot of work, traveling here and there to do a part of what Trump is doing? No. I can’t downgrade Pence. Let’s wet a wee bit longer before deciding who may or may not be the VP in 2020, or who will be president after in 2024.

            Liked by 1 person

      • Latina says:

        Dan Crenshaw

        Liked by 2 people

      • jackphatz says:

        I actually think Pence will be the one to back out. If for no other reason then the overwhelming, rot, diseased, violent, ignorant, mean spirited, deceitful nature of DC, the media and politics in general.

        Liked by 4 people

      • Rudy says:

        Yeah. Judging from that photo at the top of the page, DJT and Pompeo are very much on the same page. Right now he looks like the best bet for keeping everything DJT has done in place and moving forward with MAGA after DJTs time as President. At least to me.

        Liked by 9 people

      • piper567 says:

        snowman…please don’t give Pence the wiggle room of improving.
        He’s not Alpha.
        I am not a Pence hater…I think he’s an ok VP.
        BUT, he is not a Leader.
        Pompeo is definitely my choice, but he does have to continue to prove himself…bc in my mind he is a contender.
        if Pompeo stays on at State, he will be forming key relationships with all world Leaders with which he would be interacting…and it was Pompeo who ‘lil Kim said he first warmed to…so Pompeo has something going for him.
        Plus, he handles the Press nicely: no BS.
        No POTUS Pence, he cannot withstand the hate, imo, w/o compromising.
        I believe Pompeo can.
        my $.02

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        • Pa Hermit says:

          Don’t ever forget that Mike was on Monsanto’s payroll! research the “Dark Act” and see that he was payed off by Monsanto Lobbyists! He preferred QR codes to actual labeling of Contents! Most of America wanted the listing and not that strange code!

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      • formerdem says:

        If Pence showed the slightest energy people here would be saying he was auditioning himself for POTUS, was disloyal, was grandstanding. I think he is doing a fine job working out what is most important, and doing it.

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    • Fred Redd says:

      I can practically hear the “But but but but… well, I Never!”

      Liked by 3 people

    • olderwiser21 says:

      Yes, cry me a river, you elitist, globalist snobs. I hope the reinstatement is only temporary. I love our President!

      Liked by 9 people

      • Mongoose says:

        Yes, reinstate the reclassification. Bring those snobs down a few pegs. I would love to see and hear what goes on in the hallways and meeting rooms after Trump pulls a move like that! Oh, the horror! All the panties in a twist! It must be part of the overall plan to also help the Brits fight off the “No Brexit” crowd.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Clarence Smith says:

      Loving me some Mike Pompeo!!!

      Liked by 4 people

    • indianadeplorable says:

      This article made me laugh out loud. Only Trump could pull this off.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. hoghead says:

    If the New York times is offended, I am delighted.

    Liked by 35 people

  3. wtd says:

    …”as Brussels tries to strengthen its international role, again in reaction to Mr. Trump, she said, “a lack of recognition by key partners that the E.U. is more than just an international organization, or even a withdrawal of that recognition, undermines these efforts.””….

    Perfectly timed to legitimize Brexit

    Liked by 19 people

  4. frank field says:

    Sundance!

    We love you.

    Another. Great read. HAH!

    Liked by 26 people

  5. deplorable_bklynboy says:

    Got to love our President. I stand fully behind him on this. Every European country has an Ambassador in DC. The EU, not being a recognized country shouldn’t be afforded an Ambassador. I guess elections do have consequences.

    Liked by 21 people

  6. Piggy says:

    Good. Send them to the rear with the gear.

    The self appointed EU fake aristocrats should be ignored.

    Would be good just to do bilaterals with each nation in Europe.

    Liked by 19 people

  7. trapper says:

    Took away their red stapler, too.

    Liked by 20 people

  8. G. Willikers says:

    “That will be half a scoop of ice cream for you, Mr. O’Sullivan. And the wooden spoon from the cover.”

    Liked by 6 people

  9. Lucille says:

    What OUR President and Secretary of State have done is a thing of beauty. Thank you, Mr. President and Mr. Secretary! Well done!

    Liked by 13 people

  10. Merkin Muffy says:

    After how Obama repeatedly stabbed Israel in the back, the Old Gray Lady gets her panties in a bunch over this?

    Liked by 14 people

  11. justlizzyp says:

    The EU. Would that be the same crowd that sniggered like Mean Girls when May, Merkel and Macron made a point of snubbing Trump or ignoring him or disrespecting him in whatever petty little way they could – along with Trudeau?

    I’m going to have to try to find the reports of their petty game playing, just to refresh my memory.

    Liked by 12 people

  12. Grandma Covfefe says:

    EU (wailing): Waaaaahhhhhhhhhh! We’re not going to get any more free hand-out from US Taxpayers….waaaahhhhh!

    USA: Whoo hoo…Winning….USA…USA…USA

    Grandma Covfefe (while pumping arms in the air): Again, I say, Pompeo for President in 2024

    Liked by 14 people

  13. Nancy Steger says:

    If only we could clone our brilliant, courageous President Trump. He is working tirelessly to clean the Augean stables. If there were a succession of him in the President’s office there might be a chance to get that heroic work done. The nasty stuff of criminally corrupt governance has been piling up and left to rot for decades. The stench is unbearable. Be nice if he could get some help.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. Elric VIII says:

    President Trump is not just being an effective President, he is also a reality show host. He knows when to give us drama and when to give us comedy. Bread and Circuses, indeed! I wish I could have seen the look on the face of the EU bureaucrat who first realized the change.

    Liked by 6 people

  15. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    And here I am without my violin…

    Liked by 5 people

  16. MIKE says:

    “Believe in all the good things
    that money just can’t buy
    and you won’t get no bellyache
    from eating humble pie
    I believe in rags to riches
    but your inheritance won’t last
    so take that Grey Poupon my friend
    and shove it up your ass!
    Eat the rich

    Liked by 4 people

  17. Sandbar says:

    Lol, Don’t you know who we are?

    Liked by 3 people

  18. medspec53 says:

    Diplomacy is something between countries not International Organizations, of which the Ewwwww is one.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. Sentient says:

    We could only give top status to actual countries.

    Liked by 6 people

  20. Kate says:

    Oh oh poor little elitist, feelings are hurt and need a thumb suck or a mommy pat, but I believe now they know thier place.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Pyrthroes says:

    Protocol taketh precedence: Specific countries rank before imperial conglomerates, as Aristotle informed Alexander of Macedon. As Emperor of the East as well as King of Macedon, it behooved Iskender to advance placing his Monarchical right foot before his Imperial left.

    Surely the Stagirite said this in jest; but heaven forfend that Megas should fall out of step.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Oldskool says:

    Wonderful! The middle finger salute to affirm the EU status as number 1.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Arrest Soros says:

    It used to peeve me off that at the G20 or G7 meetings, Europe would be represented by not just GB, France, Italy and Germany, but with the EU as well. An extra voice and an extra vote in some cases.
    Bunch of cheating bastards is all they are.

    Liked by 6 people

    • A Belle says:

      Ambassador – an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country.

      Country, singular. Not countries, not continents, not planets, not solar systems. I love the under the table snub, that’s priceless. At RBG’s funeral, don’t announce the dudes name last, just done announce it…

      Liked by 4 people

  24. Freedom says:

    Simple – just following the definition in our fair and balanced Wikipedia!

    “An ambassador is an official envoy, especially a high-ranking diplomat who represents a state and is usually accredited to another sovereign state or to an international organization as the resident representative of their own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment.

    An ambassador is the ranking government representative stationed in a foreign capital. The host country typically allows the ambassador control of specific territory called an embassy, whose territory, staff, and vehicles are generally afforded diplomatic immunity in the host country. Under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, an ambassador has the highest diplomatic rank. Countries may choose to maintain diplomatic relations at a lower level by appointing a chargé d’affaires in place of an ambassador.

    The equivalent to an ambassador exchanged among members of the Commonwealth of Nations are known as High Commissioners. The “ambassadors” of the Holy See are known as Papal or Apostolic Nuncios.”

    1) do we have an EU Embassy in Washington DC? I honestly don’t recall.
    2) Perhaps these EU reps should actually be called High Commissioners.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Your Tour Guide says:

      I suggest that instead of the EU Ambassador, Pompeo
      recognizes a Rambler Ambassador. Equally irrelevant.

      Funny that the EU guy’s last name is O’Sullivan.

      Alone again. (Naturally).

      Liked by 1 person

  25. MaineCoon says:

    5eyes, May, London Mayor, Macron, Merkle & pals, cheat on trade, they won’t pay NATO 2% dues and we defend them.

    This little downgrade is a warning of what’s going to happen in 2019. The one who really blew it was Macron.

    Liked by 6 people

  26. permiejack says:

    What about OPEC’s diplomat? Oh! Never mind, they don’t have one.

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Niagara Frontier says:

    Did they get their panties in as much a twist when Obama proclaimed that America’s future is in Asia, and not in the Middle East and Europe? I don’t think so.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Joe says:

    Feels good man!

    Liked by 4 people

  29. … Just before the Automotive Trade Investigation recommendations regarding Tariffs (IIRC due February 17th) 🤣

    Anyone notice ANY EU Trade Deal progress, as China “races” to get a deal before the March 4th Schedule for their next Tariff Increase? Crickets from the M$M. 🤔

    Liked by 4 people

  30. duchess01 says:

    Question: Why should unelected officials receive the same consideration as elected officials?

    Liked by 3 people

  31. Madeline Huffnagle says:

    Brussels got just a little bit to high and its horse and decided it could pull the financial strings of any member country. No way!!! Time to put Brussels in its place.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. TreeClimber says:

    😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    …I’m good now.

    …nope. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Liked by 2 people

  33. frank field says:

    TRUMP!

    Our hero.

    I’m 60 soon. Best president in my lifetime. And oh, I loved Reagan.

    I’m so happy and Thankful

    Liked by 4 people

  34. Co says:

    Did the EU have any kind of “Diplomatic” Immunity benefits before this downgrade? ie: Can’t be prosecuted (Lack of a better word to describe it) I’m kinda thinking about their involvement with the Dossier

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Perot Conservative says:

    UK – leave!

    Italy or Greece next?

    Liked by 2 people

  36. bessie2003 says:

    Makes me wonder how that request that Macron give France’s Security Seat at the UN over to the EU is going.

    Liked by 3 people

  37. Mike in a Truck says:

    I’ll tell ya,I thought at first Pompeo was gonna be another Globalist shill.But I was wrong-at least I hope I am. He really is slamming these “Perfumed Princes”, and they dont like it!

    Liked by 2 people

  38. SouthernTrumpette says:

    Perhaps the Europeans should challenge Trump to a duel !

    https://vathev.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/i-challenge-you-to-a-duel.jpg?w=800&h=427

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  39. Ryan Workman says:

    It may be a demotion, but it is also a CORRECTION.

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  40. Curt says:

    President Donald J. Trump is one ballsy leader…….

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  41. BobC says:

    I can’t remember where I read this but yesterday I came across a report of the EU’s downgrade that also described the earlier rejection of the US Ambassador to the EU in Brussels. Apparently, for some reason, the dictatorship objected in no uncertain terms to this man and were very rude about him. Whether he was withdrawn from the post I don’t know. The downgrade happened after that.

    I suspect that the furore over the US diplomat was based on two aspects that outrage the EU self-appointed elites on a daily basis:

    1. He represents the Trump administration which they loathe, hate, and despise.
    2. He is an American which on its own is an excellent reason to hate him.

    Maybe someone can shed some light on this.

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