'Going full white supremacy': Internet drags Pompeo for saying 'multiculturalism' is 'not who America is'
In a shocking tweet barely 24 hours before he will no longer be the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo unleashed a disturbing tweet denouncing "multiculturalism" and claiming it is "not who America is." He also linked multiculturalism to authoritarianism. The outgoing diplomat, a former GOP congressman and former CIA director, is being lambasted on social media for his claim.
The United States is built on the histories and heritages of people from other countries who travel to America. By definition, the United States is a multicultural society: "the presence of, or support for the presence of, several distinct cultural or ethnic groups within a society."
He has spent the past few weeks pushing out a large number of tweets bragging about what he sees as his successes while attempting to position himself as the logical successor to President Donald Trump. On his last full day in office Secretary Pompeo is being called a "demagogue" and is being accused of white supremacy for his remarks.
"Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms — they're not who America is," Pompeo tweeted. "They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about. Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker."
Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms — they're not who America is. They distort our glorious founding and what… https://t.co/aKWpDCy5iT— Secretary Pompeo (@Secretary Pompeo) 1611066600
"This country was built on multiculturalism," CNN's Keith Boykin said, blasting Pompeo. "That's why a descendant of Italian immigrants like you could become Secretary of State. You should know this history. If you don't, you should never have been Secretary of State. If you do and you said this anyway, you're a demagogue."
Here's how others are responding.
WOW: We have Mike Pompeo denouncing multiculturalism and going full white supremacy on his last day. That makes it… https://t.co/PruOZnReRE— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah)))) 1611073792
What kind of dickbag thinks multiculturalism is bad? The Nazi kind. The @SecPompeo kind. Let’s make sure this man’s… https://t.co/I8w0mfQheK— Mueller, She Wrote (@Mueller, She Wrote) 1611073772
I guess I appreciate him just saying it out loud. That America's multiculturalism is a weakness. That if you're not… https://t.co/FRGym1r4YC— Chris Murphy (@Chris Murphy) 1611073748
@davidmweissman @SecPompeo Think about it. The Secretary of State, on an official account, just essentially formal… https://t.co/5UiHTGMQMB— WMedlin (@WMedlin) 1611074142
Going out with a bang I see. Pompeo is a disgrace to America. #WokeAF https://t.co/QnRt9t62sX— Danielle Moodie (@Danielle Moodie) 1611073609
@SecPompeo The day before Trump's term ends, his Secretary of State comes right out and embraces white supremacy.— That's HEDLEY! (@That's HEDLEY!) 1611069159
Imagine saying multiculturalism isn't who America is and being proud of that statement. Also, imagine complaining a… https://t.co/IY6oVTgn0M— Hakeem Jefferson (@Hakeem Jefferson) 1611068415
The Secretary of State is going to spend his last day in office advocating for white supremacy. This isn’t who the… https://t.co/jZmnHCCCLO— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida) 1611069359
@SecPompeo When you think about it, you quickly realize that the people complaining about "cancel culture" or "woke… https://t.co/4N0nOMiyVl— David Rothschild 🌻 (@David Rothschild 🌻) 1611068803
@SecPompeo [record scratch] Multiculturalism is not who America is? So America is just fat white dudes and their… https://t.co/fBbt8IWSI4— Mr. Newberger (@Mr. Newberger) 1611067571
@SecPompeo “Guys, being against fascism is the real fascism.” — local fascist fuck— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1611067960
The white nationalists who stormed the Capitol also don't believe America has room for multiple cultures https://t.co/j86J93fyuE— Citizens for Ethics (@Citizens for Ethics) 1611072862
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