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Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo official portrait.jpg
70th United States Secretary of State
From: April 26, 2018 – present
President Donald Trump
Predecessor Rex Tillerson
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
From: January 23, 2017 – April 26, 2018
Predecessor John Brennan
Successor Gina Haspel
Former U.S. Representative from Kansas's 4th Congressional District
From: January 3, 2011 – January 23, 2017
Predecessor Todd Tiahrt
Successor Ron Estes
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Leslie Libert (div.)
Susan Pompeo (2000 – present)
Religion Presbyterian

Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (born December 30, 1963) is the United States Secretary of State under U.S. President Donald Trump. Previously, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, and as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2017 to 2018. In July 2019, he unapolegetically described his tenure as CIA Director as "we lied, we cheated, we stole."[1] He is a member of the Republican Party and served as a Republican National Committeeman.

On March 13, 2018, President Trump announced he would fire U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and appoint Pompeo to replace him.[2] The Senate confirmed him on April 26, 2018.[3] Social conservatives supported Pompeo's nomination.[4][5] He became an influential member of the administration.[6] However, as Secretary of State, he appointed several Never Trumpers to important State Department positions.[7]

Pompeo visited North Korea two times and helped successfully free the three Americans detained by the country.[8][9]

Political views

Pompeo criticized the Iran nuclear deal, saying that he looks "forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism."[10] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Pompeo a "true friend of Israel."[11]

In 2021, Pompeo falsely claimed that Iran and al-Qaeda are allies, a neocon propaganda talking point that has been repeatedly been debunked.[1]

Trade war with China

  • The trade war by China against the United States has been going on for years.
  • We’re going to win it. We’re going to get an outcome which forces China to behave in a way that if you want to be a power, a global power – transparency, rule of law, you don't steal intellectual property, the fundamental principles of trade around the world, fairness, reciprocity – those are the things President Trump has told his counterpart there, who he very much likes. Those are the things the American people are demanding and the American workers deserve. Interview With Chris Wallace of Fox News - September 23, 2018

See also


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  4. Berry, Susan (April 26, 2018). Mike Pompeo Confirmation a ‘Pro-Life’ and ‘Religious Freedom’ Victory. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  5. Freiburger, Calvin (April 27, 2018). Pro-life Pompeo confirmed as Secretary of State; abortion advocates pounce. LifeSiteNews. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  6. Taylor, Guy (March 17, 2019). Mike Pompeo has Trump's ear, but who really wields the influence? The Washington Times. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  7. Wadhams, Nick; Jacobs, Jennifer (January 31, 2019). ‘Never Trumpers’ Can Get State Department Jobs With Pompeo There. Bloomberg. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  10. Van Buren, Peter (March 15, 2018). Commentary: The pros – and cons – of Pompeo as secretary of state. Reuters. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  11. Lazaroff, Tovah (April 29, 2018). NETANYAHU: 'I’LL TALK WITH U.S. SEC. OF STATE POMPEO ABOUT IRANIAN AGGRESSION'. Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 11, 2018.

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