Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo arrived in Paris on Saturday morning for the first leg of the seven-nation tour. In the next ten days, Pompeo will visit France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Pompeo’s visit as foreign leaders begin to speak of victory in the presidential election to win the presidential election, even President Donald Trump refuses. Mr. Biden has spoken with French President Emmanuel Macron, and the leaders of the countries that have visited Pompeio have congratulated the presidential election.
However, Pompeo has indicated that he believes Mr. Trump won the reelection, even though Mr. Biden received 306 electoral votes, while more than 270 needed to be elected to the limit. WhenRegarding the State Department’s engagement with Mr. Biden’s transition team, Pompeo responded that “there would be a smooth transition for the second Trump administration.”
During a news conference on Tuesday at the department, a reporter asked, “Is the State Department currently preparing to engage with the Biden transition team, and if it is not at what point, it hinders a smooth transition Or pose a threat to national security. “
“There will be a smooth transition for a second Trump administration,” Pompeo replied. “The world must have every confidence that the necessary transition is in place to ensure that the State Department is functional today, successful today, and successful with the president who will succeed in office one minute after noon on January 20.”
Later on Tuesday, Pompeo clarified his comments in an interview.
“Our opponents should know that we are ready, we are continuing to work, we will work all the way through January. And then on January 20, we will have a transition, whether it is for the Trump administration – A second Pompio said, as I talked about today or with the former Vice President Biden-led administration, the Trump administration.
The General Services Administration, the agency responsible for overseeing the president’s transition, has yet to formally kickstart the process. However, Mr. Biden has continuedWithout the guidance of the State Department.