Mike Pompeo appears to be taking a venomous swipe at Trump


Former President Donald Trump has just been served by a prominent member of his own cabinet.

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the nation does not need leaders who embrace “victimism,” hours after Trump’s 2024 campaign announcement.

Pompeo’s sharp words on Twitter came after Trump repeatedly portrayed himself as a victim during his speech.

Before his announcement, the former president continued to falsely rant that he had been cheated in the 2020 election. Many Trump-supported candidates repeated the tiresome lies lost in the midterms, further eroding his strength in the GOP.

Pompeo, without mentioning Trump’s name, seemed to attack the former president’s wrangling about the past — imagined and otherwise.

Pompeo, who is weighing his own 2024 presidential bid, made a similar comment ahead of Trump’s announcement, hammering home a point. He said he would probably decide in the spring whether to run.

Pompeo told TBEN News last month that he would vote for Trump without hesitation if the former president wins the 2024 GOP primary.

Then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with then-President Donald Trump in April 2020.

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