It’s Lying Pete Hoekstra’s first day as the US Ambassador in the Netherlands

The new ambassador of the US, Peter Hoekstra, has handed over his credentials to King Willem-Alexander. The ceremony took place today at the NorthEnd Palace in The Hague. The American of Dutch descent, who also is also widely known as an official liar, is now officially in office.

US ambassador lying Pete Hoekstra refuses explanation of so-called ‘burned politicians’

Afterwards, Hoekstra received the press in his official residence. The journalists repeatedly asked him about his statements in a debate in 2015, in which he said that there are no-go zones in the Netherlands where cars and politicians are set on fire.

Ambassadeur VS weigert vragen te beantwoorden

Bizarre beelden: Pete Hoekstra, de nieuwe ambassadeur van de Verenigde Staten in Nederland, blijft gewoon voor zich uit kijken als hem wordt gevraagd naar zijn uitspraken dat er in Nederland 'politici in brand gestoken worden'.

Geplaatst door op woensdag 10 januari 2018

But Hoekstra refused to say whether he still supports his claim that politicians in the Netherlands were set on fire. “It’s not about me anymore, I’m no longer a politician, I represent the US in the Netherlands, it’s a different time.” These statements share the same characteristics as the current stable genius who now is the US president.

What were those exact lies again DutchReview?

When asked in December, lying Pete Hoekstra accused the correspondent of ‘Nieuwuur’ spreading fake news, after which he denied his own statements. Later he offered apologies for that. You can read about it in our article on lying Pete Hoekstra.

Then there was also the coveted racism before that, and a weird ‘no-pology’ by lying Pete Hoekstra:

Stay classy Pete!

The story continues

Surely this is only the beginning of what will be an interesting relationship between the Netherlands and Pete Hoekstra (a relationship built on lies, backward world-views and fake news). And although you might have noticed a passive-aggressive cynical undertone in this article, I personally can say that I’m genuinely sorry for the Americans in the Netherlands who are now represented by this Trump appointee. This is especially true for those hard-working professional American diplomats in The Hague reading this right now, I mean can you imagine that lying Pete Hoekstra is your new boss? It takes un-earthly professionalism to stay nice and keep buggering on then.

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Abuzer founded DutchReview a decade ago because he thought expats needed it and wanted to make amends for the Dutch cuisine. He has a Masters in Political Science and IT but somewhere always wanted to study history or good old football. He also a mortgage in the Netherlands and will happily tell you too how to get one. Born and raised in Rotterdam, Abuzer now lives in Leiden but is always longing back to his own international year in Italy.


  1. You should be thankful to have an honorable man like Pete Hoekstra serving as the U.S. Ambassador. The Lying name came recently from an interview where the reporter manipulated the questions to “catch” him in saying something that sounded like a lie. Pete served as a US Representative for Western Michigan for a long time and remained a conservative and reputable person. Give him a chance and I’m sure you will agree.

    • Another luddite incapable of discerning truth from opinion. A FACT is a fact…an opinion is a position taken that is based on FACT. Can’t substantiate his opinion = typical Trumpite. Moron.

    • You are as deluded as your lying ambassador and tangerine Head of State, or may just be trolling. Did you watch both the CNN and the Dutch reporters interviews? His head is in an alternate universe. It’s unthinkably for the likes of you to keep breeding.

    • Your as big a lier as Pete. He did nothing for Michigan except take away all social services for people and expect people to just die if they weren’t rich. He’s a Trump-ite and idiot of the worst kind and I don’t EVER want him representing me to the world.

    • Woman, stop lying.
      The reporter did not manipulate anything. The reporter simply showed a clip of mr. Hoekstra making false claims. Then mr. Hoekstra lied about the fact that he would have used the words ‘Fake News’, which he had just been using 30 seconds before that.
      So mr. Hoekstra has been caught lying and it is on tape. Also, he’s is lying about a country to which he is now being send as an ambassador.

      Tell me, why should dutch citizens or journalists have any reason to give someone ‘a chance’ when that person is so blatantly caught lying about their country? Tell me, should it been seen as an insult to the Dutch to send them someone as an ambassador, who so blatantly lies about the Netherlands.

      Again: there are no no-go zones in the Netherlands, and there are no politicians having been set afire. Those were the claims mr. Hoekstra made and still he has not denied them.

  2. I am saddened and disappointed that our government chose to accept this buffoon as ambassador after the vile, hateful and false thing he has said about our country. If our prime minister had any spine he would have kicked this jackass out of the country with a big “Do not return” stamp on his forehead.

  3. Judy qith all due respect you are lying. Hoekstra said politicians were being burned and that there were no-go zones where only Muslims were allowed to safely be.

    He served racist white people. He did not serve America

  4. I truly can’t fathom how someone like Judy Hirdes can make excuses for the complete fabrications Hoekstra made about events in the Netherlands. They are right there in front of her nose. Can someone please explain this to me?

  5. CNN is fake news. This is fake news.
    I have been to St. Denis in Paris. I stayed there a year before the massacre at the Bataclan and the shoot outs that occurred near my hotel. I was in Barcelona on the Las Ramblas this year, where a terrorist mowed people down with his car just months later. Now people are getting attacked with acid. In Koln this year they had a safe space for women for New Years Eve. Nice, Paris, Koln. Sweden, the train attack…it goes on and on and yet you are focused on trying to make him look bad, not addressing your problems. And you blame Trump for being uncivil and unintelligent, when you are in denial and at war with all who disagree with you on any issue. This isn’t mature behavior.

  6. Thanks goodness the threat of terror in the Netherlands is only “limited” now and not “substantial” like it was recently. You have really proven your point.

    “From now on, the threat of a terrorist attack on Dutch soil is only “limited”. Over the past two years the threat was “substantial”, but Muslim extremists prefer to seek refuge across the border, an analysis of the Netherlands’ National Anti-Terrorism Co-ordinator published on Tuesday has revealed.”

    Why across the boarder? Because you are cracking down harder on Terrorism? The way Hoekstra would advise. That makes sense.

  7. To Judy Hirdes.
    Honorable man don’t lie. M. Hoekstras lied. There’s no honor in defending liers. He just had to appologise and it would have been the end of it. Silly move from him.


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