Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has joined the Fox News Channel as a contributor in his first new job after the Trump administration.
There has been much speculation about Pompeo’s next job, and he has been mentioned as a possible 2024 presidential candidate.
There are also some beliefs that he might consider running for the Senate from his home state of Kansas, where he previously served as a member of Congress in the 4th District.
A statement by Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media, said in part: “Mike Pompeo is one of America’s most recognized and respected voices on foreign policy and national security. I look forward to his posts on our various platforms to share his different perspective with our millions of viewers. “
Mike Pompeo signs up for Fox News as a contributor https://t.co/ZGdWLFMTsk
– The Washington Times (@WashTimes) April 8, 2021
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Pompeo joins other aides to the presidential administration
Pompeo also made a statement.
“As a former diplomat and member of Congress, and in this new role at Fox News Media, I’d like to give viewers an open, factual look at the geopolitics, international relations, and America First politics that helped set the course for unprecedented Ways to Determine American Wealth and Security. “
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Mike Pompeo has an impressive résumé.
He completed his class at West Point first – later serving as a cavalry officer patrolling the east / west German border during the Cold War, and then graduating from Harvard law before serving four terms in Congress from 2011 to 2017.
The Bill of Rights is under attack on almost every front. We fought for it and we will always fight for it. They called us “troublemakers” and “anti-establishment”.
To this I say: Bet we are?
– Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) April 7, 2021
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Trump alumni meet Job Wall
Since the January 6 protests and the subsequent riots in the Capitol, many of those who have served in the Trump administration have not seen offers of advantageous and valued positions that would normally get in the way of a former presidential employee.
Business Insider reports that Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, says former Trump employees are currently considered “radioactive.” Former George W. Bush employees faced a similar situation, “but even that was nothing compared to what Trump / pence people find themselves in today.”
Schlapp summed up the unfortunate scenario: “If I had a dollar for every time someone in Washington said to me, hey, I really want to hire someone for an X job, but they can’t work for the Trump administration I would have a great sum of money. “
The Hill writes that the general consensus among lobbying firms in Washington DC is that former Trump employees who had made careers would be fine but said for younger people just starting out in the Washington DC world a former Bush adviser: “I think you are basically not employed. “
A former Republican aide who became a lobbyist also told a story that is common in the nation’s Capitol.
“We had a lobbyist with one of our clients who unprovokedly told us that if we hired a certain Trump official they would fire us. It wasn’t even someone we thought about. This officer was just so toxic.
Customers want to know if you are sending in someone who worked in the previous administration. Will they still get the results they need? Are their calls answered? “
Headhunters struggling to find jobs for former Trump officials: report https://t.co/lPBz2DS20w pic.twitter.com/SfumPCJIG9
– The Hill (@thehill) April 8, 2021
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Career prospects not all bad for Trump Aides
The job search wasn’t all negative for those coming from the Trump administration.
Mike Pompeo will join former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany as Fox News Contributor. Another former White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, is hosting a show on the Newsmax network.
Another former White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, traveled to Arkansas to run for governor in 2022.
Among other former Trump aides, former HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and former consultant Steven Miller started their own organizations.
Former Vice President Mike Pence has just announced a book deal and founded a political advocacy group that has also brought Trump alumni Kellyanne Conway, Larry Kudlow and Ross Vought on board.
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