US ambassador to Germany calls out journalists who blocked him on Twitter

US ambassador to Germany calls out journalists who blocked him on Twitter
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U.A. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is calling out several journalists he says have blocked him on Twitter. 

Grenell tweeted screenshots on Sunday that he had been blocked by NBC News journalists Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Kudlow: 'There's no recession on the horizon' US ambassador to Germany calls out journalists who blocked him on Twitter MORE and Kristen Welker, as well as Mark Landler of The New York Times. 

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A source familiar with knowledge of the accounts told The Hill that the NBC journalists blocked Grenell years ago. Spokespeople for the Times and NBC were not immediately available for comment. 

Grenell’s Twitter has drawn controversy in years past. 

He deleted hundreds of tweets in 2012 when he served as Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyA US-UK free trade agreement can hold the Kremlin to account Ex-CIA chief worries campaigns falling short on cybersecurity Overnight Defense: US, Russia tensions grow over nuclear arms | Highlights from Esper's Asia trip | Trump strikes neutral tone on Hong Kong protests | General orders ethics review of special forces MORE's presidential campaign's foreign policy and national security spokesman. 

Screenshots shared by Business Insider at the time show one was aimed at another MSNBC host. Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowUS ambassador to Germany calls out journalists who blocked him on Twitter Frustrated liberals say Democrats aren't aggressive enough on courts Fox News closes out July as most-watched cable network for 37th straight month MORE needs to take a breath and put on a necklace,” it read.

He also criticized Todd, calling the "Meet the Press" host "a commercial for the Democratic Party & its radical feminist agenda," HuffPost reported at the time.

Grenell's wide-ranging Twitter attacks weren't limited to the media. “Did you notice that while Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama to present Lin-Manuel Miranda with the Portrait of a Nation Prize Michelle Obama thanks her high school for naming new athletic complex after her US ambassador to Germany calls out journalists who blocked him on Twitter MORE is working out on the BiggestLoser she is sweating on the East Room’s carpet? Just saying," he once tweeted.

They also weren't limited by party. He lashed out at former Speaker Newt GingrichNewton (Newt) Leroy GingrichMORE, attacking the Georgia Republican's personal life, Politico reported. 

He apologized at the time in a statement to Politico saying his “tongue-in-cheek” tweets were meant to be humorous, not hurtful. 

Trump appointed Grenell as ambassador to Germany in 2017. He had previously served as a spokesman at the United Nations.