President Trump’s new ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, got a grand send-off to his prominent post in Europe, at a party attended by a parade of political power players.
Guests at the elegant cocktail party — hosted by Bill White and Bryan Eure at their sprawling Chelsea apartment — included Donald Trump Jr., who gave a toast and railed against the Democrats for holding up Grenell’s confirmation.
Don Jr. continued, “I look forward to you [Richard] going there, because every time . . . I read about what is going on there and everywhere else, I don’t know if I’m reading a newspaper or if I’m reading the Onion. I look forward to seeing someone who is not afraid to speak up and fight for what’s right.”
He added, “And I look forward to visiting . . . As long as they don’t say I am somehow colluding with the Germans.”
Grenell — the highest-ranking gay official in the administration — told the crowd, “I really want to thank President Trump for believing in me, and pushing hard when a lot of other people said no . . . I believe not being a part of the Washington culture is the exact reason I am here today.”
Bill O’Reilly was a surprise guest, and said in a speech to the crowd, which included Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that “heads would have rolled” if he’d been at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and, “I would love just to get my big hands around Jim Acosta’s neck.”
O’Reilly told Page Six of the allegations against other newsmen such as Charlie Rose and Tom Brokaw, “I don’t know the specifics, but each case deserves its due course. There is not a lot of sympathy out there [for accused men].”
Other guests included former press secs Ari Fleischer and Dana Perino, former Gov. George Pataki, Terry Allen Kramer, and Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, Harris Faulkner, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Greg Gutfeld — plus Wayne Newton, who serenaded all with (thankfully, but hilariously) just one verse of his ’60s hit “Danke Schoen.”
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