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EXCLUSIVE: Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will target President Biden in a high-profile speech on Tuesday in New Hampshire, the state that held the first primaries in the race for the White House for a century.
“I’m here because the President of the United States gave a speech a few weeks ago and smeared half the country as an enemy of the state. He basically said that if you’re pro-life or you’re against his policies, you’re a threat.” , will sue Pompeo as he headlines the latest edition of “Politics and Eggs” at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.
The talking series at St. Anselm College, just outside Manchester, has been a must-stop for actual and potential White House hopefuls of both major parties for nearly a quarter of a century.
“I’m here because I’m not going to let that pass. I’m going to stand up for the Americans the president has attacked. Because America deserves better than that,” Pompeo will emphasize in his speech. Fragments of his speech were shared with TBEN News on Tuesday.
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Pompeo refers to heated language the president recently used to target “MAGA Republicans,” who he says have embraced “semi-fascism” for their continued loyalty to former President Donald Trump.
The president, in a primetime speech at Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park, where the Declaration of Independence and the nation’s Constitution were discussed and signed, argued that “too much of what is happening in our country today is not normal. Donald Trump and The MAGA Republicans represent extremism that threatens the foundations of our republic.”
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Biden’s more aggressive language lately appears to be a move to change the midterm election narrative from a referendum on Biden and congressional Democrats and their record running the country — amid record inflation, rising crime and border security — to a Biden electoral election. and Trump and a fight to save democracy. The president’s new push made national headlines, but also met a lot of backlash from Republicans.
Pompeo will also fire back on Tuesday, saying, “Mr. President: I don’t know your heart. But I do know that treating your countrymen as enemies is a rejection of the principles that make America great.”
And he will claim that Biden delivered “one of the most divisive presidential speeches in American history. … He used two Marines as window coverings as he attacked half our nation as enemies … Although none of us could hold the heart of knows the president, we know his ideology. Because we see the impact every day. I can sum up the president’s principles in three words: awake, weak and waving.”
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Pompeo, who is seen by pundits as a potential GOP presidential candidate for 2024, will also emphasize that “Now more than ever, we need to believe that America is worth fighting for again. We need conservative leadership that believes it too; leaders who will celebrate that is exceptional and never apologize for it.”
The West Point graduate and army armor and calvary officer who was stationed in West Germany during the Cold War and later elected to Congress from Kansas before serving as CIA director and America’s top diplomat in the Trump administration, has made numerous stops in New Hampshire over the past year and a half, as well as Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada, the other three early-voting states in the Republican presidential nomination calendar.
Pompeo, a TBEN News contributor, has repeatedly said he will make a decision in 2024 after the November midterm elections.
But last week, when speaking to the Navy Seal Foundation Midwest Evening of Tribute in Chicago, Pompeo revealed more about his potential White House run.
“We have a team in Iowa, a team in New Hampshire and South Carolina. And that’s not random. We’re doing the things you would do to get ready,” Pompeo said.
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And while kindly poking his former boss, Pompeo joked that “unlike others, if I go down an escalator, no one will notice.”
Pompeo was referring to Trump’s famous ride up an escalator to Trump Tower in New York City in 2015, when he announced his White House run.