Pompeo Rejects the ‘America Alone’ Narrative

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a briefing at the State Department in Washington, D.C., November 10, 2020. (Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via Reuters)
In an interview with NR, the secretary of state argues the Trump administration did build coalitions — and did so without a ‘bias towards appeasement.’

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE P resident Trump’s combative and defiant brand of nationalism enraged his critics — some within his own administration — as much as it buoyed his base. The narrative, which calcified to a stubborn degree these past four years, was that he coddled adversaries and cold-shouldered allies, leaving America isolated.

Setting aside that Trump counter-claims Joe Biden would go easy on Iran and China, his top diplomat has another rebuttal to these kinds of charges. The claims of a go-it-alone approach, he contends, simply aren’t true.

“I hear some attack us, saying we don’t build coalitions, it’s America alone,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

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