Dutch reporters tell US ambassador: 'This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions'


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  • 1Percent
    1Percent 2 days ago


  • L Flow
    L Flow Month ago

    Aye Thats how we do it here in the Netherlands

  • Vince Ngo
    Vince Ngo 2 months ago

    This is so embarrassed.

  • Nicolas Godon
    Nicolas Godon 2 months ago

    There are more Russians bots in the commentaries than on the streets of Moscow on Russia's national day military parade

    • Bruce Lansberg
      Bruce Lansberg 2 months ago

      Got any proof of that? Or are you just claiming something because these comments do not suit your opinion?

  • s h a d ø w b a n n e d

    "If you don't have any further questions, then we can move on..."
    This is why people hate the Americans.

  • Thomas Zakrajsek
    Thomas Zakrajsek 3 months ago

    What a trumpster fire

  • FreakishlyTrue
    FreakishlyTrue 3 months ago +1


  • Blond abernichtblöd
    Blond abernichtblöd 4 months ago

    Hoekstra is a crooked liar

  • Brozius
    Brozius 4 months ago

    Funny, when you go to the U.S. and you live there for years then all of a sudden your brain does not function anymore.

  • Bernard Cremer
    Bernard Cremer 4 months ago

    It should not be forbidden to discuss the ongoing islamisation of the EU as already happened in Austria, where Dr. Christine Schirrmacher was stopped in Traun by an Arab from the political scene in Wien, Vienna. See German media.

  • Lara
    Lara 6 months ago

    What kind of ambassador is he? Can't even answer a yes or no question...

  • leftyfourguns
    leftyfourguns 7 months ago +3

    These Dutch are more American than most Americans

    • Brozius
      Brozius 4 months ago +7

      The dutch are not like Americans, the dutch are intelligent.

    • gioia221
      gioia221 6 months ago

      leftyfourguns then Americans are (apparently) like most Dutch. Definitely not the other way around

  • jan youtubehater
    jan youtubehater 7 months ago +1

    embarassing!!!!! this idiot will become ambassador!!!!!

  • B0omer96
    B0omer96 7 months ago

    I've not watched the video and don't intend to. But I seriously doubt there is any legislation in the netherlands that FORCES politicians to answer their questions. I'd have told them to burn in hell I'll answer what and when I please. Basically what trump has done. Proud of my president!

    • Bruce Lansberg
      Bruce Lansberg 2 months ago

      +B0omer96 _"I'd have told them to burn in hell I'll answer what and when I please."_
      The difference is that you are (most likely) not a public officer. This is how it works in a democracy. Public officers are liable for their own public statements. Telling reporters to go to hell when being asked a simple yes/no question (about a statement he made himself!) will make him loose all his credibility. Do you believe an ambassador should be credible?
      _"Proud of my president!"_
      If only you would understand the damage "your" president is doing. If only you would be able to see all his lying. He never wanted to become a president in the first place. Why would you want him to be one?

    • B0omer96
      B0omer96 4 months ago

      Why would the Dutch government be so sensitive to the feelings of their media?

    • Joshua Coleman
      Joshua Coleman 4 months ago

      That attitude would result in the immediate severing of relations between the U.S. and whatever was subjected to such disrespect and unprofessional behavior.

  • Kim Sears
    Kim Sears 7 months ago +9

    Go Netherlands, thats the way it should be.

  • andres gonzalez
    andres gonzalez 8 months ago +1


  • sldorhout1
    sldorhout1 9 months ago +6

    He insulted and lied already before he started the job... the Dutch don't take that kind of behaviour...he is incompetend for the job if he can't even get an interview right!.....don't mess with the Dutch lion! ;)

  • Frederick Röders
    Frederick Röders 9 months ago

    What a snake this guy is. Liar!

  • carolineleiden
    carolineleiden 9 months ago

    You try to explain to an American that the Dutch speaking part of Belgium has split of from Holland 150 years ago, but they still speak Dutch and all the town names are still Dutch and the culture is still Dutch too. Molenbeek sounds very Dutch to a foreigner, and it is indeed a terrorist hotbed. Yes, it is! There is a big problem with the rising tide of Islamism in all of Europe. Whoever still denies this is willingly deaf and blind. Moreover, Molenbeek is about 50 miles away from The Netherlands. Which is a little too close to comfort for me, especially without borders left between our countries. An idiot fanatic Molenbeek terrorist can show up at my door unhindered in an hour. Gee. Great prospect.

    • Bruce Lansberg
      Bruce Lansberg 2 months ago

      And your point as to a lying ambassador and a non-willing-to-answer-questions ambassador would be what exactly?

  • Jeff Jones
    Jeff Jones 9 months ago +17

    pay attention American journalist, this is how you do your damn job.

  • Hissam Ullah
    Hissam Ullah 9 months ago +6

    Love the Netherlands. This dog should suffer for his lies.

  • justamusta
    justamusta 9 months ago +31

    Thank you Dutch journalists demonstrating independence and the real meaning of freedom of the press. RESPECT!

    MMA NEWSROOM 11 months ago +3

    This idiot and the even dumber press lady who says if there are no more questions while the reporters are still waiting for some answers should pack their bags and go back to their fake 2nd amendment country. Where everything is big except the IQ's

  • jan youtubehater
    jan youtubehater 11 months ago +3

    i suppose he goes to church???? lots of ultra right winged people do, or join a tea party (hilarious name for a movement ....)

  • jan youtubehater
    jan youtubehater 11 months ago +2

    Please send him back: he is totally incompetent..... In the us thats not unnormal regarding the idiots that vote for trump...

  • RsPitbull
    RsPitbull 11 months ago +20

    Sending him to represent the USA as an ambassador in the Netherlands feels like an insult to me.

  • r.i.p. Theo van Gogh
    r.i.p. Theo van Gogh 11 months ago

    So , msm let's talk about the REAL no-go zones in A'dam , R'dam , The Hague
    Utrecht a.s.o.
    Islam and tensions that you try to couver-up in stead of couvering ....

    • Troublesome2008
      Troublesome2008 11 months ago +4

      I was born here in Rotterdam. Lived here all my life. Where are these no-go zones you mention. Can you name a street? Where can decent people not go, in my beautiful city? Please tell me.

  • S V
    S V Year ago +5

    Please usa... Is this all you got? Get hè paid for his job? Take him back to the usa or guantanamo mo bay, i don t care but we don t want a dummass like him here in the netherlands

    • handsoffmygun MF
      handsoffmygun MF Year ago

      S V - Take your ambassador back too. We don't want socialist/marxists in the US.

  • Mehul Jain
    Mehul Jain Year ago


  • Oregon Cephaloproctic LLC

    Hoekstra---Weet je nog dat Obama zei: "Ik ben een expert in het doden van mensen"?

    • DutchGamer on playstation
      DutchGamer on playstation 5 months ago

      You are a real idiot, america was great. Not any more

    • Kharnath
      Kharnath 11 months ago

      a kenyan born in hawaii. how bout that.

    • Tristan
      Tristan Year ago +2

      Sphagnum P. I. Google Translate hahah

  • lino222
    lino222 Year ago

    hup holland

  • integrity matters

    I stand with Charlie H - murdered by socialist who allowed jihadists into the country. I would have mohammad cartoon contests on a regular basis and pick them off as they showed up to attack free speech.

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters 2 months ago

      +Bruce Lansberg - i do extensive reading - thank you - the arrogance of europeans is amusing. I would close the embassy until they beg us to come back. My family members died because of evil europe - you had all the answers then too.

    • Bruce Lansberg
      Bruce Lansberg Year ago +6

      Oh my God. You are dumb. This is not about Charly Hebdo in Paris. This is not about your muslimfobia. This is not about mass shootings in the US either. This is about a lying US representative who's too chicken to take responsibility. Instead of wasting your and my time on a YT forum, why not pick up a book and do some reading, get some knowledg ?

  • Edwin Hof
    Edwin Hof Year ago +33

    The US always thinks they are the best nation on earth.........but they are only nr. 1 incarceration rate. "Land of the Free" ?

    • Lyssas Faith
      Lyssas Faith Month ago

      According to the Fraser Institute's Human Freedom index, The Netherlands is ranked the #6 freest country in the world, ranking #1 in personal freedom. America on the other place comes in at place 17

    • Kyle Keklinski
      Kyle Keklinski 10 months ago

      The U.S also has the most immigration in the world. If you subtract illegal immigrants, U.S. is like the 24th in incarcerations. Still pretty terrible, at least you now realize that the U.S. imprisons people on behalf of other countries, since a lot of illegal immigrants are fugitive criminals in their own countries and lots of countries like to simply refuse re-entry for extradition.

    • God/TOAA
      God/TOAA 11 months ago +2

      1% of their population is incarcerated, and they can be counted as slaves. That is how bad the American prison system is. Also, they have like 25% of the worlds prisoners..
      "Land of the free", not really, they are not the land of the free.. at least not according to the rest of the modern world..

  • Oregon Cephaloproctic LLC

    1. U.S. out of NATO.
    2. No American blood for debauched, enervated, effeminate, cowardly Europe.
    3. Invite the Russians to invade and let them seize everything from the Arctic Circle to Ceuta and Melilla, and from the Oder River to County Mayo.

    • Malle Pietje
      Malle Pietje 3 months ago +4

      "2. No American blood for debauched, enervated, effeminate, cowardly Europe."
      I guess you don't even know that the US is the only country thusfar to have invoked Article 5 of the NATO Charter after 9/11 happened. And guess what, all NATO members still have troops stationed in Afghanistan because of that.
      (For those who don't; know Atircle 5 requires member states to come to the aid of any member state subject to an armed attack)

    • Mingwei Zhang
      Mingwei Zhang 5 months ago

      lmao, that's how you set the stage for an North American invasion.

    • x47
      x47 5 months ago

      good ridance we dont need yas

    • Gross Admiral Von Sinkenboten
      Gross Admiral Von Sinkenboten Year ago +1

      "Effeminate" there goes my 'masculanity issues' warning light.....

  • integrity matters
    integrity matters Year ago +1

    please Americans - remember how they are treating him - when they come crying - we will turn our back on them - they will become a muslim country.

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters 2 months ago +1

      +JimBlock999 point taken - they are all like that - no one else will do it. much love from America.

    • Malle Pietje
      Malle Pietje 3 months ago +1

      integrity matters, don't worry. We will stil come to your aid when needed.
      Like when hurricane Katrina hit the US in 2005 and the Dutch Navy was amongst the 1st responders carrying supplies and helicopters for rescue actions. The Netherlands also sent experts on the subject of water containment and dikes, identification teams and pumps to deliver clean drinking water, F-16s with sophisticated infra red or thermography camera pods (to look for weaknesses in the levees, corpses and hidden survivors) and divers from the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps.
      Or giving militairy support to the US in war efforts like the Korean War, 1st Gulf War, Afghanistan, Iraq and the in coalition against ISIL in Iraq and Syria.
      Or when the US was fighting for it's independence and got supplies and financial support from the Netherlands.
      And we will even still aid the US in engineering actual working flood protection systems.

    • JimBlock999
      JimBlock999 11 months ago +4

      If you want a good relationship, don't send a complete douchebag to represent your country. Just a suggestion.

  • sng1867
    sng1867 Year ago +104

    How to upset a Liberal: tell him a lie
    How to upset a Conservative: tell him the truth

    • Hamguy Bacon
      Hamguy Bacon Month ago

      +God/TOAA truth based on your standards not based on facts.

  • Shaikh Mehfooz Alam
    Shaikh Mehfooz Alam Year ago +3

    Bravo, Journalists of Holland!

  • Oregon Cephaloproctic LLC

    Voice of Europe: Mohammed Most Popular Name For Newborn Boys In The Netherlands For Second Year In A Row…
    Celebrate diversity!
    Via Voice of Europe:
    Dutch mainstream media reported that Noah was the most popular baby name for boys in the Netherlands, but a little digging turned out a different finding.
    The name Noah was putatively considered the most popular boy’s name for 2017, having been given to 635 new-born boys in the Netherlands. A journalist from broadcaster Powned did some research into the database, however, and noticed that another name, a non-traditional Dutch name, was slightly more prevalent.
    This journalist checked for Mohammed and its alternative spellings. He thus counted:
    Mohammed 221, Mohamed 211, Muhammed 110, Mohammad 51, Muhammad 43 and reached a total of 636. Other forms like Mohamad, Muhamed, Muhammet, Mouhamed, Muhamad and Mahamuud could not be checked for “privacy reasons”.
    Of course, other forms of Noah like Noa and Noach should be checked as well for the sake of fairness: both, however, were not listed according to the Dutch journalist.
    The author says, it is the second year in a row that Mohammed is the most popular name for baby boys: In 2016 there were 724 baby’s named Mohammed (or one of it’s Arabic alternatives) in the Netherlands.
    He also mentions that the same tendency was seen in England in 2016: It is not Oliver, but Mohammed (with all its permutations), that is the most popular name for baby boy

    • mefnow
      mefnow 6 months ago

      Abd al-Rahman al-Ghafiqi okay, but the real question is.


    • God/TOAA
      God/TOAA 11 months ago

      Who doesn't exist?

    • Whistler4u
      Whistler4u 11 months ago

      You don't exist. Shut up.

  • russelljohnson2008

    This is rich!!! Liars need to called immediately, in real time.

  • Strong Aingel
    Strong Aingel Year ago

    Moslems are going to attempt to destroy Europe, that is the purpose of the current hijra. If you don't know that fact you should not be in Journalism .. Oh I forgot, the Guardian populates its offices with moslems and haws - NOT journalists..

    • Whistler4u
      Whistler4u Year ago +4

      First learn to write before spilling your nonsense

  • integrity matters

    he should have come prepared with a list of politically incorrect topics to blast the press with - socialist use magical thinking so the truth knocks them flat. America does not want to be like the dutch - we think you are disgusting.

    • Kharnath
      Kharnath 11 months ago

      integrity matters, i like the fact that you call yourself integrity matters and then defend a man that has lied on camera about lying on camera and then lied about that ON CAMERA

    • Bruce Lansberg
      Bruce Lansberg Year ago +4

      integrity matters - "he should have come prepared with a list of politically incorrect topics to blast the press with"
      Why do you think this is about poitical (in)correctness? Hoekstra clearly made some false statements (some would call them lies). Free press of The Netherlands held him accountable for these false statements. That's how free press works. If you're old enough, you might remember this from the pre-Trump era.
      "socialist use magical thinking"
      What does socialisn have to do with a lying US representative? Do you even understand the meaning(s) of socialism? Do you think The Netherlands is a socialist country in the way you have parroted its meaning (without understanding it)?
      "America does not want to be like the dutch - we think you are disgusting."
      How old are you?

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters Year ago

      glad you enjoyed your stay.

  • integrity matters

    i despise socialism - please read atlas shrugged by ayn rand and animal farm by george orwell. Finally, the brexit documentary to give you real world examples.

  • jonjo O'Brian
    jonjo O'Brian Year ago +2

    just slap that punk of an ambassador

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters Year ago

      no just slap those socialist fools with an economy the size of my closet. lol.

  • Stuart Brooks
    Stuart Brooks Year ago +1

    The comments made were in 2015. That’s before Trump and under Obama idiots

    • Bruce Lansberg
      Bruce Lansberg Year ago +1

      Care to answer the questions asked dear Stuart, or are you playing stupid like Hoekstra?

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters Year ago

      go Stuart Brooks!!!!

    • Jasper Kamphuis
      Jasper Kamphuis Year ago +5

      How is that in any way relevant? It was this same guy... Nobody even mentioned Trump. He is the new ambassador sent by the Trump administration though, they could've selected a more suitable candidate, that's clear.

    • Mr.Shota D.
      Mr.Shota D. Year ago +4

      Stuart Brooks doesnt change a thing. Keep your lying coniving republicans out of our country, we dont need ambasadors like that!

  • integrity matters

    maybe china will just decide to take these people out just like they did the dali llama - they will not be talking about boutique utopia then....

  • integrity matters

    are they allowed to read animal farm in the netherlands?

      RECHEETO S Year ago

      There is plenty of racism in Europe and the Netherlands....its not Wonderland......so PLEASE

    • Kjeld Schouten
      Kjeld Schouten Year ago +1

      Yeah it's a common misconception to think US taxes are low...
      They are equal or high and insanely-needlessly complex in comparison to the netherlands and most of europe.

    • CorporateG0th
      CorporateG0th Year ago +2

      Researched it. Living it. Been in venture capital for.. christ, 8 years now. Run administrations out of NL to lessen tax burden for activities in north America. Though that dividend tax nullification really drives it home if you had any doubt. There's still (roughly equivalent) VAT and corp tax, and income tax for payroll employees which breaks down to about the same as the US. My income as a shareholder is 100% taxfree though.

    • Bruce Lansberg
      Bruce Lansberg Year ago

      "It has less taxation than the US."
      You might want to research that again :).

    • CorporateG0th
      CorporateG0th Year ago

      @integrity matters It has less taxation than the US. Including Trump's revision to the US corp. tax. Also they abolished dividend taxes entirely this year.

  • integrity matters
    integrity matters Year ago +1

    poor guy he should get combat pay for dealing with the arrogant socialist dutch reporters.
    They like to gossip - evil - explains why america has 7 times the gdp.

    • Brozius
      Brozius 4 months ago +1

      +integrity matters I think you are just butt-hurt, you are spouting garbage about the Netherlands but if we ask you to provide evidence then you are all of a sudden quiet.

    • ZoeyZoLeyena
      ZoeyZoLeyena 11 months ago +2

      xxTheFlyingPigxx, Europe is an Economic zone. With the Netherlands in it. It is bigger then the USA in that case. i said that.

    • xxTheFlyingPigxx
      xxTheFlyingPigxx 11 months ago +1

      Pretty sure the US's GDP is a lot more than 7 times that of the Netherlands, and I'm also pretty sure it's due to its massive population and amount of land. How do you expect the Netherlands to compete with that? The comparison in GDPs clearly has nothing to do with this argument.

    • dekippiesip
      dekippiesip 11 months ago +4

      7 times the GDP but more than 20 times the population, comparing absolute GDP is completely absurd.

  • evolver
    evolver Year ago +3

    Tough crowd. They see him as a stand-in for Trump. Forget asking questions. Should’ve just started throwing rotten tomatoes as soon as he walked in.

    • Bruce Lansberg
      Bruce Lansberg Year ago +3

      Isn't that exactly what they did? Ask questions? Isn';t that what a real press conference is about? Or would you rather have watched a predesigned self edulaioning tv show?

  • Mark Jones
    Mark Jones Year ago +16

    Haha, what a baffoon!!

  • Simiral Entertainment

    Every American knows that there is a country like the USA on the planet. and all the rest of the countries also exist .. probably ... but this is not the most important thing in life ... because even if there are no other countries, this will not change anything in the Universe in which the US already exists ...

  • Paul Thomas
    Paul Thomas Year ago +20

    You're tearing me apart, Holland!

    • Niek Eissens
      Niek Eissens Year ago

      Paul Thomas You're welcome.. - a Dutch guys

    • MPDeventer
      MPDeventer Year ago +2

      Haha movie references.

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters Year ago

      mourad 227 - you are just jealous - go back to your cave and eat your dung beetles.

  • Sir Roland Baggybottom IV

    US / Dutch relations off to a great start, I see...

    • x47
      x47 5 months ago

      just like the U.S were mere british colonial provinces educate yourself and apply some logic ffs

    • iemand
      iemand 7 months ago

      Skank hunt 42 Our country existed before the time european got to America. New York even used to call New Amsterdam.

    • Frederick Röders
      Frederick Röders 9 months ago

      I do judge the Americans. You people should stand up ffs. Look what your indifference, greed and incompetence got you? These kinds of liars. And yet you people do nothing and above all else, you never feel guilty for the actions you let happen.
      Who needs constitution if youre not even going to stand up for yourselves?
      I'm not a "happy and nice" little hypocrite. Sometimes people need to be shaken around for them to wake up.
      Wake up America.

    • rubikfan1
      rubikfan1 10 months ago

      Dont worry, we the dutch people dont blame the normal use citicanse for the stupidy of the leaders. You guys just make awfull choices. Thats all

  • Moniker
    Moniker Year ago

    Trump Administration's Apology Tour

  • hasoevo
    hasoevo Year ago +12

    If only the journalist in Amerikkka had the courage to do the same....

  • Matthew Alford
    Matthew Alford Year ago +12

    Lol... Thats funny.

  • Voodoo one
    Voodoo one Year ago

    What did he say?

    • just me
      just me Year ago +7

      That there are no go zones and politicians are being burned alive by Muslims in the Netherlands

    • Peter Griffin
      Peter Griffin Year ago +3

      Voodoo one " i did not touch that child"

  • jorge ruiz
    jorge ruiz Year ago +2

    They are all nasty reporters yuk

    • Cesar Marquez
      Cesar Marquez 7 months ago

      No seas mamon. Que aguante la bara si se pone a decir sus vabosadas y los reporteros lo corrigen.

    • erzan
      erzan Year ago +12

      It is the job of a reporter to ask questions to hold officials to account in a Democratic country. Unlike in Russia where they are locked up or North Korea, killed.

    • Emmy Boeijink
      Emmy Boeijink Year ago +12

      Nasty, no not all all. They asked and he didn't answer, very unpolite !!!!

    • Emmy Boeijink
      Emmy Boeijink Year ago +5

      How should that moron know, he was 3 years old when he left and doesn't know a thing about the Netherlands. That's very obvious. It was funny to see how he gote " burned " himself.....lol

  • SNOOP Coleman
    SNOOP Coleman Year ago +20


    • Brozius
      Brozius 4 months ago +1

      You mean Trump is an American clown, don't be butt-hurt integrity.

    • JimBlock999
      JimBlock999 11 months ago

      Better gun control would be a step towards securing children. What are Mr. Trump's actions to achieve this? Anything to drain the swamp, taking the power from the rich like the Kochs, Mercers and Adelsons to give it back to the people? Anything to lessen NRA's influence? When does he start? He's in office more than a year now. The world is waiting.

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters Year ago

      trump is an american hero snoop coleman - do not let them confuse you or pit you against your felllow americans. Black unemployment is the lowest in recorded history. He did it in 1 year and he is just getting warmed up. We have small children being murdered in the streets - trump is our only hope to get it fixed - no joke. It was the clintons that cut welfare and locked up brown and black people in cages so their cronies could profit. They called black americans - predators. Snoop - Obama is going to jail - he has been illegally spying on the press and other americans. I voted for him and am heartbroken.

  • tiny b
    tiny b Year ago +31

    This idiot is a bought and paid for stooge to the Devos and Van Andel families, the same people that brought you Betsy Devos, the current Secretary of Education. Also, the founders of pyramid scheme company, Amway. This guy's past is full of nothing but lies and misinformation.

  • John Valk
    John Valk Year ago +29

    In contrast to countries such as Belgium and France, the policy of Dutch municipalities is always focused on prevention, on the early detection of criminal behavior among young people through close cooperation between schools, police, community workers etc. I can walk around with peace of mind. If cars of politicians are set on fire, it has been to prevent asylum centers from being established in villages or cities

    • youteub akount
      youteub akount 2 months ago

      If people like you roam the streets I'm not sure the police is doing its work correctly.

    • halorecon95
      halorecon95 Year ago +4

      The US has 26 times the GDP of the Netherlands... As it damn well should, having 18 times the population, an abundance of natural resources, a large industrial base and some of the biggest companies in the world.

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters Year ago +1

      translation - gestapo police - be careful what you say - MUST be politically correct - be grateful comrad. This is why America has 7 times the gdp -- i stand with Charlie H - murdered by socialists who allowed jihadists into the country - free speech!!!

  • President Bean
    President Bean Year ago +13

    You’ll never get an America reporter asking these kinds of questions

    • Atheïstje
      Atheïstje Year ago +1

      Roland, you just proved that Huevo was right. you are very stupid. there is no country called Holland.

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters Year ago

      no they ask these same kind of questions - never mind about Charlie H - being murdered for creating a cartoon - we WANT gossip he said /she said - like second graders yuck --- can't stand socialists.

    • Sir Roland Baggybottom IV
      Sir Roland Baggybottom IV Year ago

      Is that what they tell you in Holland?

  • MyEyesBled
    MyEyesBled Year ago

    Cleanse it with fire....

  • Awesome Avenger
    Awesome Avenger Year ago +8

    I think when people take their life in their hands just for publishing a few cartoons, you have a problem. Maybe those in the media should focus on that, rather than shooting the messenger?

    • Ber Hen
      Ber Hen 7 months ago

      Awesome Avenger ..on van Gogh youre spot on. And that did hurt . On Pim not at all. it was more about changing structures and blaming to lose grip on institutes . Hirsi Ali was al because of here papers. In the Netherlands its allways about rules on paper.(over here you need education on paper to work in a brance. if and how to build. we like quality). And we talk alot about that. Even if you are insulted.( its calt the poldermodel) youre anwser the question, or youre not on the right end of the story.

    • Wouter de Heus
      Wouter de Heus 8 months ago +1

      Awesome Avenger and wtf?? Hoekstra wasn't talking about the cartoons at all, so don't pretend that's what he meant.

    • Wouter de Heus
      Wouter de Heus 8 months ago

      Awesome Avenger so when "a left wing nut" murdered Pim Fortuyn, that represents the actions of "the left"?

    • SuzyQue
      SuzyQue 11 months ago +5

      Lol you murdered him with words.

  • Wyatt Barone
    Wyatt Barone Year ago +149

    He's used to American "journalism" , don't upset the interviewee or else.

    • Moses Tekper
      Moses Tekper 11 months ago +5

      US journalist are spineless. No backbone whatsoever

    • Wyatt Barone
      Wyatt Barone Year ago +2

      Herman Willems I remember seeing Noam Chomsky in a Dutch debate with some defense minister. It was a real debate, made the American political debates look like child's play.

    • Herman Willems
      Herman Willems Year ago +10

      We got very well independent journalism, even they are from different companies they see each other as collegues and many times working together for the greater good to get things out. Im proud of the dutch journalism, they always ask sharp questions and do their homework before asking. The other side, politicians also became very sharp to become extremely political correct. :) haha

    • TheArtkaw
      TheArtkaw Year ago +13

      In US, it's all about access, so soft questions only and little follow-up.

  • anigbrowl
    anigbrowl Year ago +11

    Hoekstra is weak and cowardly, like his boss.

  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne Year ago +69

    If you have to lie to prove a point.....you haven’t got a point! 🤦‍♂️

    • jrregan
      jrregan Year ago

      Tell that to the pathological liar's Obama and the Hildabeast. They both lie when not necessary all the time.

  • Bruan Hardrada
    Bruan Hardrada Year ago +4

    Dutch, roflmao, a nation of collaborators, always on the side of tyranny and evil since 1660.

    • ZoeyZoLeyena
      ZoeyZoLeyena 11 months ago

      @Ruben de Puben Might be the First Stadtholderless Period (Eerste Stadhouderloze tijdperk).

    • Kharnath
      Kharnath 11 months ago

      bruce lansberg. napoleon founded the kingdom of holland. the kingdom of the netherlands was founded after napoleon's defeat

  • Kayper31
    Kayper31 Year ago +143

    U.S.needs new ambassador this one is an embarrassment

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters 3 months ago

      +tr33c point taken thank you for sharing your point of view - much love

    • tr33c
      tr33c 3 months ago

      +integrity matters yes. The US is taking their country back. I'm aware, but it won't change anything how hoekstra avoids answering questions. Whenever a dutch politician avoids answering a question, they do it because they are scared to say sorry. And that's the last thing the Dutch want. Horrible behavior.

    • Kevin Perfors
      Kevin Perfors 7 months ago

      just saying, but you do realise without europe, US would have never existed?

  • Mr Lad
    Mr Lad Year ago +27

    Typical Shameless Amerikan

    • Joshua Coleman
      Joshua Coleman 4 months ago +1

      +integrity matters America is already working for Hitler, or at least the second coming of Hitler!

    • Clifford Yuen
      Clifford Yuen Year ago

      integrity matters Sorry, but not all Americans came from Europe. My parents came from Hong Kong, which is part of Asia (since we're talking about continents). There are others who came from Africa, South America and others who were from North America themselves.

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters Year ago

      that makes no sense because all land is conquered land -

  • S B
    S B Year ago +3

    you have to answer questions.. Unless it's about Islam. Don't want to _appear_ racists now do you. OMG!!

    • halorecon95
      halorecon95 Year ago +4

      Yeah, because we dont give a large platform for people like Wilders or Baudet for them to spew their Islamophobia...

    • Correctrix
      Correctrix Year ago +3

      That should be faced with similar rigour too.

  • Hugo Brand
    Hugo Brand Year ago +255

    There's a reason this idiot moved to the US. Seems it's the only place that tolerates such absolute incompetence.

    • Trexmaster12
      Trexmaster12 2 months ago

      Xenophilia is a mental health illness.

    • doctorale666
      doctorale666 11 months ago +1

      integrity matters
      We agree on one thing , we don't need you.

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters 11 months ago

      yes - this explains why you are using the internet we invented.

    • integrity matters
      integrity matters 11 months ago

      as an american i must say - paying for an american embassy in these tiny european countries seems like a waste of money. Seriously, what does this guy do to contribute to the american economy. Many Americans are self educated like my self made millionaire father. Structured public education is just way too slow and inefficient and much of the tech we are working on has no documentation because it is so new.

  • John Murphy
    John Murphy Year ago

    Screw the Netherlands leave them to the Islamic army of the Antichrist....one should never apologize for the TRUTH.

    • Grizzly
      Grizzly 7 months ago

      Oh nooo they are here noooooo

    • Grizzly
      Grizzly 10 months ago

      Oh nooo the aliens they are here NOOOOOO.... So when is the next doomsday?

    • Grizzly
      Grizzly Year ago

      Oh yea sure xD the world was supposed to end in 2012 and last october every year the world is suppose to end and everyear "aliens" are coming. Back in medieval Europe they taught the same but tell me where was jesus or your god then.

    • John Murphy
      John Murphy Year ago

      Gross Admiral Von Sinkenboten
      So you believe in aliens and their ships but when I mention God it all of a sudden becomes unfeasible ?
      The bible calls them Chariots of fire ...The Hindu scripture described them also , here is Ezekiel , 1st chapter trying to describe 4 ships and Gods throne ship.
      13¶As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, andlike the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
      14And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
      15¶Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
      16The appearance of the wheels and their work waslike unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
      The word beryl above in the original Hebrew means highly polished bronze ....
      You guys can laugh away , just remember this little conversation because it is definitely going to happen and possibly this April ...