Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at McConnell Center
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently spoke about bilateral relations with Latin American countries during an event in Kentucky. He delivered remarks at the University of Louisville Monday as part of the McConnell Center's distinguished speaker series. One America's Emerald Robinson was at the event and has more from Kentucky.
The visit by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and his entourage represents the first diplomatic trip of this seniority by any government globally since the peak of coronavirus outbreak.
Mr Pompeo wore a face mask as he got off his plane to be greeted by officials in Israel. He removed it during key talks with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset Benny Gantz, who will become prime minister in a rotation deal in 18 months' time. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Israel to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz, just one day before Israel's unity government was set to be sworn into office. One America's Stephanie Myers caught up with the former mayor of Shiloh, David Rubin, who discussed the significance of Pompeo's trip. A White House official said the ousting of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick came on the advice of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Democrats told NBC News that Linick had opened an investigation into possible misconduct from Pompeo in terms of a government employee who may have been doing personal errands both for him and his wife. President Trump responded to a question about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's potential misuse of government resources.
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President Donald Trump said Monday he preferred for government employees to wash Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's dishes if his wife or child weren't present, to allow him to do his work.
The president was responding to a question about Pompeo recommending that Trump fire a State Department inspector general who was investigating Pompeo's potential misuse of government resources.