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Mike Pompeo is the number one evangelist of Trumpism in the world
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Mike Pompeo is the number one evangelist of Trumpism in the world

Michael Fuchs explains how U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has undermined the credibility of the U.S. State Department—and that of the United States—on President Trump's behalf.

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  • Michael Fuchs

Donald Trump’s disdain for the people, country and values his office is supposed to represent is unmatched in recent memory. And he has found in the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, a kindred spirit who has embraced his role as Trumpism’s number one proselytizer to the world.

Pompeo doesn’t wield nearly as much power or have the jurisdiction to inflict damage on as wide a range of issues as the president. He’s not as crass or erratic as Trump, and his Twitter feed seems dedicated more to childish mockery than outright attacks. But when it comes to foreign policy, Pompeo’s penchant for undermining America’s credibility is top-notch.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow