US diplomat visits Trump's ancestral home in Germany

James W. Herman, United States' General Consul in Frankfurt stands in front of a vineyard in Kallstadt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Donald Trump

James W. Herman, United States' General Consul in Frankfurt, center, and the mayor of Kallstadt Thomas Jaworek, left, walk trough the center of Kallst

BERLIN (AP) — An American diplomat has visited Donald Trump's ancestral home in Germany and suggested the U.S. president might someday pay a personal visit.

The U.S. consul general in Frankfurt, James W. Herman, said during a trip Thursday to Kallstadt, in Germany's southwestern wine-growing region, that "I can't think of a better place for a visit."

Herman's tour included a stop at the house where Trump's paternal grandfather was born. Friedrich Trump, who left Germany for the U.S. as a teenager, later tried to return but was expelled for having failed to perform military service.

Herman said that no arrangements had been made for a visit by Donald Trump, according to German news agency dpa. The U.S. Embassy in Berlin said it had no announcement to make.