I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
President Donald Trump posted a Twitter thread saying that his administration’s dealings with North Korea aren’t going quite as he had hoped, placing the blame on China. “I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress Continue reading "Trump Says He Canceled Mike Pompeo’s Trip to North Korea: ‘We Are Not Making Sufficient Progress’"
…Secretary Pompeo looks forward to going to North Korea in the near future, most likely after our Trading relationship with China is resolved. In the meantime I would like to send my warmest regards and respect to Chairman Kim. I look forward to seeing him soon! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2018
Senator Bob Menendez got heated with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier today during today’s Senate hearing, but they had a second spat a few hours later. Menendez was the latest senator to bring up President Donald Trump‘s public statements being at odds with administration policy. Pompeo responded and said at one point, “I saw the glee on your side walking away, trying to make a political point from that. That’s silliness.” He told Menendez he’s got a “political soliloquy,” to which Menendez shot back that he’s “demeaning” some of the senators Continue reading "Menendez Goes Off When Pompeo Says He’s Being Political: If Obama Did What Trump Did in Helsinki…"
Sec. Pompeo: "I saw the glee on your side- walking away, trying to make a political point from that"Sen. Menendez: "You want to talk about politics? If President Obama did what President Trump did in Helsinki, I'd be peeling you off the Capitol ceiling" https://t.co/WXPGdTEbiR pic.twitter.com/EklIAAEHt1 — NBC News (@NBCNews) July 25, 2018
During a contentious grilling on Capitol Hill on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended President Donald Trump against accusations that he has been weak on Russia. Pompeo’s remarks came during a question on agreements made with Russia over Ukraine. “No, senator,” Pompeo said. He added, “The U.S. policy hasn’t changed.” The Secretary of State then offered to drag out the quotes from lawmakers expressing concern Trump would “make a change in position” on this, saying, “It is a policy the previous administration refused to undertake.” Pompeo said that this comparison and distinction was important because “there is a narrative that has developed that somehow President Trump is Continue reading "Secretary of State Pompeo Disputes ‘Narrative’ That Trump Is ‘Weak on Russia’"
Sec. Mike Pompeo: "There is a narrative that has developed that somehow President Trump is somehow weak on Russia, when in fact the converse is true." https://t.co/rEYzWgblrv pic.twitter.com/ci14AaH1Xs— ABC News (@ABC) July 25, 2018