Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rang within the new 12 months by vigorously patting himself on the again in a tweet storm that outlined the phrase “swagger” as “to represent America with pride, humility and professionalism.”
The tweets — which started Friday and continued Saturday afternoon — have been what Pompeo described because the “full story about our foreign policy.” They included anecdotes by which Pompeo praised each himself and the work of President Donald Trump’s State Department in returning hostages from international locations resembling North Korea and pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.
One of hashtags that Pompeo deployed probably the most was #swagger, which he posted a number of instances with the identical message: “Big challenges. Great team. Securing Americans’ freedom.”
Pompeo has used the phrase “swagger” in odd methods up to now and launched his Instagram account in 2018 with a picture of the State Department emblem that learn “Department of Swagger.”
Critics slammed the braggadocio in Pompeo’s current tweets, with many stating that the phrase “swagger” truly means “to bully.”
Others steered that Pompeo was utilizing Twitter to ship messaging upfront of a doable 2024 presidential run.
The Wall Street Journal final month outlined Pompeo’s political aspirations and quoted supporters saying that he’s “well positioned for domestic political pursuits” after Trump leaves workplace.
The secretary of state has but to acknowledge the legitimacy of President-elect Joe Biden. He stated in November that there can be a “second Trump administration.”
Calling all HuffPost superfans!
Sign up for membership to turn out to be a founding member and assist form HuffPost’s subsequent chapter