Top Trump Official Calls Out Obama on World Stage

  • 2019-01-10
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Top Trump Official Calls Out Obama on World Stage
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement while speaking in Egypt where he condemned the previous administration's foreign policy approach.

According to Fox News:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday launched an astonishing rebuke of former President Barack Obama’s foreign policy at the site of Obama’s famous speech to the Muslim world -- declaring that “the age of self-inflicted American shame is over.”

Pompeo delivered his remarks in Cairo, where Obama famously spoke in 2009 and promised a new beginning with Muslim and Arab countries. He was criticized by conservatives for placing too much blame on the U.S. for strife in the region.

Pompeo, while not mentioning Obama by name, said that “it was here, in this city, another American stood before you” and “told you that radical Islamist terrorism does not stem from ideology.”

“He told you that 9/11 led my country to abandon its ideals, particularly in the Middle East,” he said at the American University in Cairo. “He told you that the United States and the Muslim world needed ‘a new beginning.’ The results of these misjudgments have been dire.”


Pompeo went on to state that Obama abandoned the United State's allies and approached foreign policy and conflict in a timid manner.

 Source: TTN

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