Lights, camera, POMPEO! Fox News signs former Secretary of State Mike to add to list of MAGA contributors including Kayleigh McEnany and Lara Trump
- Pompeo served as Donald Trump’s CIA Director and as his top diplomat
- He is considered a potential candidate for president in 2024
- Attending the ‘Save America’ event at Trump’s Doral golf club
- He will ‘give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look’ at the ‘America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity’
- Trump railed against Fox late in his presidency but has regularly appeared on the network
- Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany appears on the network’s ‘Outnumbered’
- Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara also is a paid contributor
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has signed on with Fox News Media as a paid contributor, as the network continues to snap up prominent figures from the Trump administration and the former president’s own family.
Pompeo, who in addition to serving as the nation’s top diplomat also served as CIA Director and as a Republican House member from Kansas, is a potential presidential candidate in 2024.
Pompeo managed to avoid clashes with Trump that emerged between the president and other top members of his security team, although he experienced his own forms of blowback. He had to nix his last planned trip to Europe days before leaving office after Luxembourg’s foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet him in the wake of the Capitol riot.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, seen here at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) , is joining Fox as a contributor
Shortly after leaving office, he landed a spot as a ‘distinguished fellow’ at the conservative Hudson Institute.
The potential presidential candidate later this week is scheduled to attend the ‘Save America’ fundraising event at Trump’s Doral golf club in Florida.
Fox has a long history of providing a platform and compensation to top Republican officials biding their time between Republican administrations. A handful of 2016 contenders had held on-air gigs at the network, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee had his own show and was a contributor.
Also moving to Fox was former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who co-anchors the network’s ‘Outnumbered’ program, where her first appearance aired this week.
McEnany’s final financial disclosure form revealed that she had an agreement with Fox, although the company on January 6th released a statement saying McEnany ‘is not currently an employee or contributor at FOX News.’
Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany co-anchors ‘Outnumbered’ on Fox
The network also hired Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara as a contributor
Lara Trump fired up MAGA crowds during the campaign
Daughter and Senior Advisor to the US President Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US President Tiffany Trump, campaign adviser to the US President and Eric Trump’s wife Lara Trump wear facemasks as they arrive to attend the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020
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Pompeo is a potential 2024 GOP presidential candidate – as is Trump himself and former Vice President Mike Pence
Lara Trump, the wife of Trump son and Trump Organization exec Eric Trump, signed her own contributor deal with the network. During the campaign, she regularly warmed up Trump rallies with attacks on Joe Biden and the Democrats.
If Pompeo were decide to run for president, his agreement with the network would be terminated, as happened when Fox contributor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former Trump White House press secretary, decided to run for governor of Arkansas.
‘As a now former diplomat and member of Congress, and in this new role at FOX News Media, I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity and security,’ Pompeo said in a statement released by the network.
He will appear on multiple platforms including the Fox Business Network.
Trump attacked the network late in his term and encouraged his followers to watch rivals networks Newsmax and OAN. But he once again called in to ‘Fox & Friends’ and Fox business host Maria Bartiromo after leaving the White House. Twitter banned Trump following the riot and following a series of his claims about electoral fraud, and he has been issuing statements through his post-presidential office and his Save America PAC.