Pompeo makes waves with RNC address endorsing Trump, prompting criticism

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a recorded speech from Israel, endorsed President Trump during the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.

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MIKE POMPEO: Hi. I'm Mike Pompeo. I'm speaking to you from beautiful Jerusalem, looking out over the old city. I have a big job as Susan's husband and Nick's dad. Susan and Nick are more safe and their freedoms more secure because President Trump has put his America first vision into action. It may not have made him popular in every foreign capital, but it's worked.

President Trump understands what my great fellow Kansan President Eisenhower said. "For all that we cherish and justly desire for ourselves or for our children, the securing of peace is the first requisite." Indeed, the primary constitutional function of the national government is ensuring that your family and mine are safe and enjoy the freedom to live, to work, to learn, and to worship as they choose.

Delivering on this duty to keep us safe and our freedoms intact, this president has led bold initiatives in nearly every corner of the world. In China, he's pulled back the curtain on the predatory aggression of the Chinese Communist Party. The president has held China accountable for covering up the China virus and allowing it to spread death and economic destruction in America and around the world. And he will not rest until justice is done.