UPDATED 9:27 AM PT — Tues. Dec. 4, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Trump is building a new world order based on the foundation of American values.
While speaking at the NATO summit in Brussels Tuesday, Pompeo told his fellow diplomats that the president is not trying to undermine the global alliance, but is, instead, challenging the coalition to achieve worldwide prosperity.
He also criticized the allies for suggesting the U.S. was acting unilaterally when comes to key countries like Iran and China. Pompeo said it’s our mission to reassert sovereignty and help our friends assert their sovereignty as well.
“The first two years of the Trump administration demonstrated that President Trump is not undermining these institutions, nor is he abandoning American leadership. Quite the opposite. In the finest traditions of our great democracy, we are rallying the noble nations of the world to build a new liberal order that prevents war and achieves greater prosperity for all.”
— Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State
The secretary of state ended repeating President Trump’s call for NATO nations to pay their fair share of military aid.