At the opening ceremony of the Davos Forum on January 22, Pompeo gave the world the above explanation about when the U.S. government would open the door.
Due to the partial closure of the federal government, the United States delegation was absent from this years World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Pompeo also had to speak to guests on the spot via video link from Washington, D.C., more than 6,000 kilometers away.
Bloomberg commented that Pompeos speech was full of Trump-style style. He defended the U.S. internal affairs and boasted of the success of the U.S. economic recovery and foreign policy. However, there is still no evidence of when the 32-day lockout will end.
Borge Brende, the host of the opening ceremony and chairman of the World Economic Forum, said that in the 49-year history of the conference, fewer than 10 video links had been made, or in exceptional circumstances.
In his speech, Pompeo referred to a new trend in the global political landscape over the past few years, such as Britains separation from Europe, the rise of Italian populist parties and Trumps election, which represented positive destruction.
We are embracing a proven truth: the state is important. He explained that strong borders are the key to a strong country and the way the United States protects peoples security and sovereignty.
On the economic front, Pompeo said Trumps campaign slogan Making America Great Again was a counterattack to all low expectations.
Previously, many people thought that the 2% GDP growth rate was thenew normalof the United States. But under President Trumps active policy, GDP has grown by more than 3% every quarter in the past year. Pompeo said wage and unemployment figures in the United States have improved, and the small and medium-sized economy is full of optimism.
In the field of foreign policy, Pompeo attributed the negotiations between the United States and North Korea on the denuclearization of North Korea to the extreme pressure policy under the leadership, and praised the achievements of the United States in pressuring Iran and defeating the Islamic State.
Video screenshot of Pompeo: Political struggle is a glorious tradition with a long history in the United States
At the end of the speech and question-and-answer session, the host Brend asked a simple question: When will the federal government open the door? Pompeo laughed and said, If you have studied our history, you should know that political struggle is a glorious tradition with a long history in the United States.
He went on to say that he hoped to solve the problem in a very short time and said he had been optimistic.
As the federal government closed 32 days ago, Republicans and Democrats in both houses of Congress proposed a bill to reopen the government by subsidizing the construction of the Trump border wall, while Democrats demanded that the government be reopened first without providing funds for the border wall, observer. com reported today.
But CNN and Politico, the US media, believe that the chances of passing the two bills are slim, because Republicans are still insisting on getting funding for the border wall for Trump, while Democrats are not willing to give in.
And what is President Trump doing? As Pompeo put it, he pointed out on social media Twitter the glorious tradition Democrats are doing: playing politics.