U.S. now a laughingstock in the world as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushes baseless voter fraud conspiracy

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The United States of America, once respected for its leadership by example, has become a laughingstock in the world under President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, America’s top diplomat in the world, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, joined President Trump in pushing baseless fraud allegations in the just concluded presidential election won by President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

At a press conference in Washington DC, Pompeo was asked by a reporter whether the Department of State was preparing to engage with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, he responded: “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”

Pressed further on whether he believed there was massive voter fraud in the presidential election, Pompeo said: “We’re ready. The world is watching what’s taking place here. We’re going to count all the votes. When the process is complete, there will be electors selected.”

He added: “There’s a process, the Constitution lays it out pretty clearly. The world should have every confidence that the transition necessary to make sure that the State Department is functional today, successful today, and successful with the president who’s in office on Jan. 20th, a minute after noon, will also be successful.”

“I’m very confident that we will do all the things that are necessary to make sure that the government, the United States government, continues to perform its national security function as we go forward.”

When asked whether Trump’s refusal to concede undermines the State Department’s commitment to free and fair elections around the world, Pompeo said: “That’s a ridiculous question and you’re ridiculous for asking it.”

The comments by Pompeo were extraordinary, especially because the United States, and the State Department in particular, promotes free and fair elections around the world.

Under the Trump administration and Pompeo’s catastrophic leadership at the State Department, the freedom of the press has also been undermined. Journalists are often branded as the enemies of the people and protesters are teargassed all across the country, including at the White House in Washington DC.

And now, the candidate who lost the election is trying to cling to power, borrowing from the playbook of deadly dictators from around the world, pushing false fraud allegations and telling the world, the United States is on the brink of collapse.

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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