Pompeo Blasts Haley For Leaving Trump Administration
Mike Pompeo, who served as CIA director under former President Donald Trump, roasted his former colleague Nikki Haley for leaving the Trump administration too early.
Haley recently announced her candidacy for the 2024 presidential election — making her the second GOP candidate to announce thus far, after Trump — while rumors have circulated that Pompeo is planning a run as well. Both of these RINOs are receiving ridicule on social media over the idea that they think they have a chance at the presidency, as neither appear to be rising stars in the conservative movement and have little to no support from the GOP voter base.
Pompeo first took shots at Haley in his recent memoir, claiming that she had “plotted” with Trump’s daughter and son-in-law — Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner — in an attempt to become Trump’s vice president.
Responding to his book, Haley denounced the claims as “gossip.”
Pompeo later doubled down on his criticisms of Haley during an interview with The Hill.
“It was very difficult to work inside this administration,” the former CIA director said, asserting that prominent Republican figures had widely told people not to work in the Trump White House.
Some members of the Trump administration appeared to have signed on only to gain notoriety, then left before their job was actually done either because of a conflict or negative media coverage for their association with Trump. Pompeo made similar assertions during the interview, stating that some Trump admin officials stayed on and continued their work while others quickly moved on.
“Some of us stuck it out. … Some came in, punched their ticket, and went on. And for those who made that decision, I just don’t have any time,” Pompeo said.
“The facts suggest that [Haley] left some two years into the administration. … There was still an enormous amount of work to do,” he continued.
The former CIA director also noted that he doesn’t understand why these officials gave up such an “incredible opportunity” to get important work done in the Trump administration.
“I don’t understand how someone who believes that they have this incredible opportunity, in an important role, says, ‘No thanks. I don’t want to do that anymore,’” Pompeo concluded.