Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and former Senior National Security Advisor John Bolton and his new book in an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday. According to Pompeo and his new book, ‘Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love,’ former White House Chief of Staff, General John Kelly had told him that Nikki Haley was attempting to oust former Vice President Mike Pence from his position as VP in an attempt to take the seat as second in line to the office. He also blasted John Bolton for releasing sensitive policy details. Leaving many to question his motives, and if releasing books is the new sign that political figures are planning to run in 2024.
Haley has refuted the claims as “lies and gossip,” as Politico noted.
When Breitbart News Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Boyle asked Pompeo about the allegation Saturday, Pompeo noted former senior adviser Kellyanne Conway “said the same thing” about Haley’s move for the vice presidency and highlighted its importance.
“And so the note I have in there about Ambassador Haley is less about that particular moment and more about, for a handful of us, who were there for all four years, working on American security alongside President Trump, we weren’t about to give an inch, we weren’t about to quit,” he continued. “I became enormously frustrated with those who came in, punched their ticket, and went on and did something different or those who just had other missions that were somehow about themselves and not about delivering for the United States of America.”
He added that he “intentionally ” included that story in Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love, “because it is an exemplar of people who came into the administration who weren’t focused on delivering for President Trump, who was the duly elected president of the United States.”
Pompeo, who also served as a congressman from Kansas and Trump’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director for a time, drew a stark dichotomy with how he delivered for the 45th president.
In both segments on Haley and Bolton, Pompeo told, according to him, factual stories of the two and their attempts at making his job hard and harming the image of Donald Trump. Though he contrasted their poor jobs of working for the president with stories of how he succeeded. Was the book an attempt at making himself look good? Maybe even preparing presidential material?