Pompeo tells legionnaires ‘Americanism’ is core of US foreign policy
"We're not going to apologize for America anymore,” says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his speech at The American Legion 101st National Convention in Indianapolis, on Tuesday, August 27.
'Celebrating Americanism in Our Foreign Policy' is Pompeo’s theme as he addresses the crowd of American war veterans, servicemen, and women at the convention.
“Americanism is something that we must be proud of," and it will be “the center of our foreign policy,” says Pompeo.
"When it comes to Americanism in our foreign policy for decades, frankly we just plain ignored it. We didn't lead. We let the bureaucrats and international organizations lead us. We let our allies shun their responsibilities. We pretended our enemies were our friends and sometimes sadly we even appeased them. But those days are over. No more."
The head of U.S. foreign policy tells the legionnaires that “Americanism” can no longer be shunned both abroad and at home.
Pompeo outlines the Trump administration's foreign policy strategies.
"We're not going to apologize for America anymore. No, Americanism, Americanism is something that we must be proud of. We're putting it at the center of our foreign policy. Every one of my diplomats all across the world knows it and is delivering it."