Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized members of President-elect Biden’s incoming administration, arguing they “led from behind” and “lived in a bit of a fantasy world” when they governed under former President Obama.
The nation’s outgoing top diplomat made the candid remarks while speaking to Fox News’ “Special Report” Tuesday evening after being asked about the incoming commander-in-chief’s appointments to top national security positions.
“I don’t want to speculate. I know some of these folks, they took a very different view, they lived in a bit of a fantasy world. They led from behind, they appeased,” Pompeo told host Bret Baier after being asked what his greatest concern was with regard to foreign policy from the upcoming administration.
“I hope they’ll choose a different course,” he continued. Pompeo was asked to respond to comments from Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Biden’s nominee to be UN ambassador, who said Tuesday that “multilateralism” and “diplomacy are back.”
“I couldn’t tell exactly from her statement, but multilateralism for the sake of hanging out with your buddies at a cool cocktail party, that’s not in the best interest of the United States of America. We work with nations when we have common interests, and we develop coalitions that actually deliver real results and reflect the reality on the ground.”
Sources: NY Post; Image: Politico