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Old 08-19-2019, 08:30 AM
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Mike Pompeo is the one of the most sycophantic of all Trump officials, according to a scathing profile where he is called 'a heat-seeking missile for Trump's a--'
By: Tom Porter - Business Insider 8-19-19
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* Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is "among the most sycophantic and obsequious people around Trump," an unnamed former US official told The New Yorker.

* "He's like a heat-seeking missile for Trump's ass," a former US ambassador, who was not named, said of Pompeo.

* An in-depth New Yorker profile depicts Pompeo as an official who has long courted President Donald Trump's trust and approval, and sees his mission as executing the president's directives without question.

* Pompeo was appointed secretary of state in 2018, after Trump fired his predecessor, Rex Tillerson.

Former US officials have painted a portrait of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a sycophant towards President Donald Trump, whose key priority is to maintain Trump's trust and confidence in him, according to a New Yorker profile published Monday.

One unnamed former US official described Pompeo, a former US Congressman from Kansas whose political rise has been meteoric, as "among the most sycophantic and obsequious people around Trump."

An unnamed former US ambassador gave an even blunter assessment of Pompeo, saying: "He's like a heat-seeking missile for Trump's ass."

The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider on the report.

Pompeo was appointed secretary of state by Trump in April 2018 after the president fell out with Rex Tillerson, his predecessor in the role. Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon Mobil, frequently clashed with Trump, and was eventually fired.

Since his appointment, Pompeo has become one of Trump's most loyal servants, despite having warned prior to his election that Trump would be an authoritarian president, the Washington Post reported last year.

According to the profile, Pompeo believes that his job is "serving the President, whatever the President asks of him," the New Yorker said.

This is in contrast to former senior officials such as Tillerson and former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, who would confront Trump when they disagreed with his directives, it added.

Despite his determination to portray himself as a Trump ultra-loyalist, according to the report, Pompeo has expressed misgivings about the president's unpredictable and impulsive orders behind closed doors.

One of the unnamed former senior official told the publication he had heard identical complaints from Pompeo and former national security adviser HR McMaster.

"We put together carefully crafted policies on things and the President blows it up with a tweet, and I have to go in and put Humpty Dumpty back together," the official paraphrased McMaster and Pompeo as saying.

You can read the New Yorker's full profile of Pompeo here.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2...etary-of-trump
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Post ‘A heat-seeking missile for Trump’s ass’: Mike Pompeo torn to shreds by ex-US officia

‘A heat-seeking missile for Trump’s ass’: Mike Pompeo torn to shreds by ex-US officials in brutal New Yorker profile
By: Brad Reed - 1 min. ago - Rawstory - 8-19-19
RE: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/a-h...orker-profile/

The New Yorker has published a profile of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week and it features some very unflattering quotes about him from former colleagues.

The piece discusses how Pompeo has gone from being a Trump critic during the 2016 presidential election to being one of his most loyal defenders. One former White House official tells the publication that “there will never be any daylight publicly between [Pompeo] and Trump” and described the secretary of state as “among the most sycophantic and obsequious people around Trump.”

During the 2016 campaign, Pompeo warned that Trump would be “an authoritarian President who ignored our Constitution.” Three years later, the report says, Pompeo has rationalized his past reservations about the president by believing that God may have chosen him to enact His will.

“Pompeo, an evangelical Christian who keeps an open Bible on his desk, now says it’s possible that God raised up Trump as a modern Queen Esther, the Biblical figure who convinced the King of Persia to spare the Jewish people,” the New Yorker reports. “He defines his own job as serving the President, whatever the President asks of him.”
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