The United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, has said President Donald Trump has achieved so much not only for the United States, despite his ‘America First’ policy, but also so much more for the world in general which with time, the world would understand and appreciate.
He said Trump’s ‘America First’ policy believes a lot has gone wrong, and America has suffered loses because the policies of previous administrations were mere fantasies.
Pompeo added that those abandoning President Trump over last Wednesday’s Capitol riot, are not listening to the American people.
The statement by Pompeo according to Breitbart News, was made during a meeting with top Republican lawmakers and senior congressional staffers on Friday evening, and is believed to be a message directed at former Trump administration officials walking away from President Donald Trump, over January 6th incident at the US Capitol.
“I am proud of what we’ve accomplished — not just in the national security, foreign policy space, which I’ve worked with, but the things that we’ve done with families, the pro-life work that we have done. These are things that will truly be historic. I think history will remember us very well for these things when the books are written,” he said in remarks.
Pompeo said what happened on January 6th, was tragic but that those walking away from the president were “not listening to the American people.”
“While I think we all think the vioIence that took place in the place where you all work in the Capitol was tragic, I’ve watched people walk away from this president already. And they are not listening to the American people. Not remotely,” he said.
Pompeo also discussed the administration’s foreign policy successes, and contrasted it with eight years under the Obama administration.
“We watched eight years of the foreign policy of the previous administration that was fantasy. Fantasy. They would enter into agreements and arrangements that weren’t based on anything with the potential to be lasting, and if America First in foreign policy means anything, it means being realistic.” He added:
“It means this deep recognition that our sole responsibility is to protect the American people. When we do that, I am very confident we will increase security for people all around the world, we will raise others up as well. But our mission set, everyday, is to say, ‘How do we make sure that everything we do secures freedom for America?’ and it’s gotten us to walk away from a whole bunch of things.
“We’ve walked away from the World Health Organization. We walked away from the UN Human Rights Commission. We walked away from some of the central understandings of the World Trade Organization.
Each of these things was detrimental to the American people, their prosperity, their security. We were right to do that. It’s a sensibility that I think 75 million people still understand and understood in November of this year. They haven’t stopped understanding, I promise you that.”
Pompeo’s remarks were made at the end of a private day-long meeting by the Republican Study Committee, the largest conservative caucus within the House chaired by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN). Lawmakers and aides discussed the conservative moment and where it goes next.