US Ambassador to Netherlands Clashes with Dutch Reporters Over Remarks About Muslims
12 January, 2018, 06:19 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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.
His very first press conference as US ambassador to Amsterdam did not go well for Pete Hoekstra, the former US Congressman of Dutch descent.
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The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands - in trouble over a fake news scandal - clashed on Wednesday with Dutch reporters who told him: "This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions". "Yes or no", one asked.
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"There are cars being burned, there are politicians that are being burned", he had said at a conference hosted by a conservative group. "There are politicians that are being burned", he said.
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.
Hoekstra simply responded by saying, "Thank you". It was awkward, to be honest'. "That is actually an incorrect statement, we would call it "fake news", Hoekstra said.
I submit that the USA media's fact-checking industry is pretty robust and that we have our share of confrontational news conferences, too. And if that wasn't enough, just minutes later Hoekstra denied calling the interviewer's statements "fake". But Hoekstra, squirming through his first news conference in The Hague, was merely the more visible of the Dutch media's two targets.
He speculated that some 10-15 percent of the Muslim community in the world - 270 million people - were radical Islamist militants and appeared to imply that Huma Abedin had "egregious" ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a claim that The Washington Post's fact-checker Glenn Kessler, and other publications, have determined as "bogus". He studiously avoided answering the hard questions of Dutch journalists only to eventually lose control of the situation.
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