Breaking: Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Claims Trump Was Not The Real Conservative Leader Because Of His Management Of National Debt
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Former Secretary of State and potential Republican 2024 presidential candidate Mike Pompeo appeared on “Fox News Sunday” to talk with host Shannon Bream.
When Bream questioned Pompeo about his approach to handling the national debt as president, Pompeo seemed to take a shot at his former boss.
The former Secretary of State said that any “conservative president” would manage the national debt and deficit better than former President Trump did.
“I think a President Pompeo or any conservative president will do better than not only [what] we did in the four years of the Trump administration, but Barack Obama, George Bush.
“The list is long, Shannon, the folks who come to Washington on one theory and aren’t prepared to stand up and explain to the American people how we’re actually going to get that right,” Pompeo said.
“It matters to the next generation. This system is at risk if we don’t get it right. We are $31 trillion in the hole. We’ve got to begin to grow the economy, build it back with lower taxes and when we do that and grow our economy we’ll get it right back right. It’s going to take a true conservative leader.”
A true conservative believes in personal responsibility when it comes to finances. When the government spends money like drunken sailors, this demonstrates anything but being responsible.
Bream asked Pompeo whether or not he considers Trump a true conservative leader to which he replied, “$6 trillion more in debt. That’s never the right direction for the country, Shannon.”
Pompeo made comments on Friday during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that caused a stir on social media with the conjecture that he was referring to former President Trump. Bream pressed him about it.
“We can’t become the left, following celebrity leaders with their own brand of identity politics, those with fragile egos who refuse to acknowledge reality,” Pompeo replied.
In his defense, he said that he was “talking about the time to elect serious leaders who are thoughtful, who speak about America as the most exceptional nation in the history of civilization.”
“They’re not denigrating it. They’re not throwing out whoppers. They’re not spending all the time thinking about Twitter,” he continued. “That’s what I was speaking to. It’s the moment for celebrity, the moment for stars is not with us.”
Bream told Pompeo that he is leaving “us with no other assumption in that you are talking about your former boss.”
“I’m talking about what’s happening in states and county school boards all across America. It is time for a thoughtfulness and a waiting list and a seriousness that I think we’ve kind of moved away from and we got to get back there,” Pompeo said.
“It’s not about former President Trump. It’s not about President Biden. It’s about the American people and getting this right.”
No matter what your thoughts are on what he’s saying and to whom he is directing his comments, the next president needs to put the American people first and it’s vital to get things right.
Our country is on a serious decline and needs to get back on a path to prosperity.