Pompeo Comments

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to acknowledge Joe Biden's victory as President-elect, saying at the State Department Tuesday that "there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration."

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo predicted Tuesday that President Trump would emerge victorious in this year’s election.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that there would “be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration” in the coming months — shrugging off a question about a transfer of power by President Donald Trump even as America’s allies began calling to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a series of confusing statements Tuesday when asked a question about coordinating National Security efforts with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, answering simply that “there will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”

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