Pompeo Cancels Europe Trip Because No Foreign Leaders Will Agree to Meet With Him
And so it ends for Trump's deeply flawed Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. Our European allies refuse to spend one more second with the man, and are counting the hours until Joe Biden's inauguration.
Reuters: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his Europe trip at the last minute on Tuesday after Luxembourg's foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet him.”
Their decision to snub Pompeo is meant to demonstrate their outrage at Donald Trump's attempts to undermine America's democracy and foment insurrection with his looney election fraud allegations.
CNN: "Luxembourg's Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn had scathing words for the US President in the wake of the attack he and his allies incited."
"In an interview with RTL last Thursday, he called Trump "a political pyromaniac who must be put before a criminal court" and an instigator of a "9/11 against democracy."
However, it's also the result of years of disagreement with Trump administration policies and Pompeo's leadership on issues such as NATO, climate change, Iran, and the civil war in Yemen.
The European Union and its member states are looking forward to a much better relationship with President-elect Biden and his Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. Of course, there will still be disagreements with our European allies, but they with be worked out diplomatically and in private. Unlike Mike Pompeo, Antony Blinken understands that America's strength has always been enhanced by its strong alliances with other democracies.
Mike Pompeo has joined in the competition for the title of "Worst Secretary of State in American History." Here's a recent piece from the Washington Post arguing that Pompeo should win that not so coveted title: "Mike Pompeo is the worst secretary of state in history"
By: Don Lam & Curated Content