Mike Pompeo joins Fox News as former Trump Aides hits ‘job desert’
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has joins the Fox News channel as a contributor to his first new job after the Trump administration.
There has been a lot of speculation about Pompeo’s next job, and he has been mentioned as a possible 2024 presidential candidate.
It is also believed he might consider running for the Senate from his home state of Kansas, where he previously served as a Congressman in the 4th District.
A statement from Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media, read in part: “Mike Pompeo is one of the United States’ most recognized and respected voices on foreign policy and national security. I look forward to his contributions on our range of platforms to share his distinct perspective with our millions of viewers. “
Mike Pompeo signs with Fox News as a contributor https://t.co/ZGdWLFMTsk
– The Washington Times (@WashTimes) April 8, 2021
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Pompeo joins other presidential administration aides
Pompeo also issued a statement.
“As a former diplomat and congressman, and in this new role at Fox News Media, I intend to give viewers a frank, unadorned look at the geopolitics, international relations and politics of America First who helped chart the course for American prosperity and security. “
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Mike Pompeo has an impressive CV.
He graduated first in his class from West Point – later as a cavalry officer patrolling the east / west border of Germany during the Cold War, then graduated from Harvard Law, before serving four terms at the Congress from 2011 to 2017.
The Bill of Rights is under attack on almost every front. We fought for this and we will always fight for it. They called us “disruptive” and “anti-establishment”.
To that I say: you bet we are!
– Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) April 7, 2021
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Trump alumni hit the jobs wall
Since the January 6 protests and the ensuing riot on Capitol Hill, many of those who have served in the Trump administration do not see offers for valuable and esteemed positions that might normally come to a former presidential staff member. .
Business Insider Reports that Matt Schlapp, president of the American Conservative Union, declares that former Trump staff are considered “radioactive” for the time being. Former George W. Bush staff faced a similar situation, “but even that was nothing compared to what the Trump / Pence folks find themselves today.”
Schlapp summed up the unfortunate scenario in one word: “If I had a dollar for every time someone in Washington said to me, hey, I’m really looking to hire someone for a job X, but they can’t have worked for the Trump administration. , I would have a large sum of money.
The Hill writes that general consensus among lobbying firms in Washington DC, former Trump employees who had established careers would be fine, but for young people just starting out in the Washington DC world, a former Bush aide said: “I think that you are basically unwanted. “
A former Republican aide turned lobbyist also told a common story around the nation’s Capitol.
“We had a lobbyist with one of our clients tell us, without provocation, that if we hired a certain Trump official, they would fire us. He wasn’t even someone we were considering. This official was just so toxic.
Customers want to know if you are going to send someone who worked in the previous administration, will they still get the required results? Will their calls be answered? “
– The Hill (@thehill) April 8, 2021
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Job prospects aren’t all bad for Trump Aides
The job search has not been all negative for those coming out of the Trump administration.
Mike Pompeo will join former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany as a Fox News contributor. Another former White House press secretary Sean Spicer greets a broadcast on Newsmax network.
And yet another former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders came home in Arkansas to run for governor in 2022.
Among other former Trump aides, former HUD secretary Dr Ben Carson and former adviser Steven Miller both started their own organizations.
Former Vice President Mike Pence has just announced a book deal and is launching a political advocacy group that also called on Trump alumni Kellyanne Conway, Larry Kudlow and Ross Vought.
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