Listen: Pompeo Declares an End to ‘American Shame’
"Now comes the real new beginning. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo earlier today in Cairo part of his ongoing nine nation Middle East tour, and while he never actually said Barack Obama's name. He didn't need to from birtherism to the continued trolling of the former president by the per current president on Twitter diminishing, the Obama name and presidency has been a foundational goal of this president and his team pump Eos attack on Obama's legacy comes almost ten years after the former president's own address to the Muslim world from the very same city. We've asked Jeremy bash to stick around and come back and take a question or two on this. Jeremy does does the audience in the room in the wider Muslim world? Look at that and say while you have to marvel at America, they they pull off a change in their foreign policy without bloodshed or do. They look at that. And hear that and say what's going on with our friend. America in my experience. Brian folks in the Middle East, actually, folks on actions less so on words and speeches, and if you look at the Trump administration's actions with this hasty abrupt and unilateral withdrawal from Syria without giving it heads up to any of our allies, we've essentially emboldened the Assad regime embolden, Iran emboldened, Russia, abandoned, the Kurds caused deep consternation inside Israel's security establishment with one fell swoop. Basically undermined American foreign policy in the region. I think that's what people are going to focus on Brian. But then we undermine that as you well know Bolton goes over to Israel. We see him standing next to Netanyahu and sounding like every American has sounded kind of traditional American foreign policy for the last several decades completely reversing the pullout by tweet that the president did by Fiat on Twitter. That's right. So there is a lot of cleanup on. L A that's part and parcel of these efforts to go around the region. Say don't worry we're still going to be here. But again, I think people will focus on our actions. Not. So on our words, and again with respect to Russia because Russia is a big winner with our withdrawal from Syria. You just have to look at our actions. The Trump administration has resisted or relaxed sanctions on Russia. The Trump administration has undermined NATO. The Trump administration has failed to hold Russia accountable. And they've taken the we've taken the word of the former KGB spy Putin and his intelligence services over our our own CIA. And so again, people just need to look at the actions. Not the words of the rhetoric. Our own veteran of the CIA and the Pentagon, Jeremy bash always a pleasure. Thank you for staying up late with us tonight. We appreciate it and coming up, Donald Trump is facing multiple challenges on multiple fronts. Nothing less than an excess stencil challenge to his presidency. We'll talk about what to watch for next when we come back. As we inch"