Pompeo calls Thomas-Greenfield’s ‘slavery’ comments ‘reprehensible’

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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed comments from UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield that “slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents” — saying the remarks are “reprehensible” and should disqualify her from representing American interests around the world. “America is a noble place,” Pompeo told “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM in an interview that aired Sunday. “I heard our ambassador to the United Nations this week talk about our founding as fundamentally corrupt and flawed and not noble and good. I couldn’t disagree more.” Thomas-Greenfield spoke about the “imperfect union” of America during a virtual speech last Wednesday at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference. “I have seen for myself how the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles. But I also shared these stories to offer up an insight, a simple truth I’ve learned over the years: Racism is not the problem of the person who experiences it,” she said in comments directed to the UN Human Rights Council.

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