The world is safer because of President Donald Trump, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Speaking with Breitbart News, Pompeo asserted that “during Trump’s presidency, there have not been a litany of such terrorist attacks like there were during the end of the previous administration, which saw radical Islamic terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California, and Orlando, Florida, among other places.”
“There have been a couple incidents during our time, but is the case that this idea that we’re going to call it what it is — radical Islamic extremism — we’re going to confront it by taking away their real estate and destroying the caliphate. We’re going to confront it by taking the architect of a good deal of this terrorism, Qassem Soleimani, from the battlefield,” said Pompeo.
Pompeo went on to describe the power of confronting bad actors:
These are serious actions by serious leaders who said it’s not enough to appease and allow them to grow. That will one day lead to bad outcomes. By confronting it, we’ve succeeded in avoiding entering any new wars — that’s no small thing for an administration. We’ve begun to move past the counterterrorism model we had post-9/11 and said we can still maintain our position and protect the homeland but with fewer of our young American men and women in harm’s way. It is possible to accomplish each of those objectives, and I think we have demonstrated our ability to do so.
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