Former Trump Diplomat Mike Pompeo: “The Most Dangerous Person in the World is Randi Weingarten”
Edited by: Fern Sidman
Considering the times in which we live, if one had to take a guess as to who is the world’s most dangerous person, one of the first people that comes to mind is Vladimir Putin or perhaps the supreme leader of Iran Ali Khamanei, or maybe North Korea’s Kim Jung Un or the head of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping, but has anyone considered that the US based president of the American Federation of Teachers might fit that description?
Well, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo surely does. The New York Post recently reported that he called Weingarten the teachers union head the world’s “most dangerous person” — claiming the union that she represents has the potential to tear down the United States.
The Post reported that in an interview with Semafor that was published on Monday, Pompeo, 58, who has some presidential ambitions himself, said that “The most dangerous person in the world is Randi Weingarten. It’s not a close call. If you ask, ‘Who’s the most likely to take this republic down?’ It would be the teachers unions, and the filth that they’re teaching our kids, and the fact that they don’t know math and reading or writing.”
Pompeo, who in addition to holding the position of Secretary of State in the Trump administration, was also the director of the CIA. The Post reported that as of yet, Pompeo hasn’t revealed if he plans to become a Republican contender for the White House — a move that would force him to go up against his ex-boss, who is now 76 years old.
The former top US diplomat made his opinion known of Weingarten after being asked what GOP candidates should be running on come 2024.
“The central ideas of America are timeless — limited government, expanded set of freedoms, protecting the capacity of people to practice their faith … making sure we don’t teach our kids crap in schools, which we are at the center of doing,” he said, according to the Post report.
Pompeo added: “These are the things that candidates should speak to in a way that says, ‘Here’s the problem. Here’s a proposal for how to solve it. And if given the opportunity, these are the things I will go work on to try and deliver that outcome that fixes that problem.’ Pretty straightforward stuff.”
In another segment of the interview Pompeo argued that critical race theory and the New York Times’ 1619 Project being taught in schools would contribute to America’s decline, the Post reported.
“If our kids don’t grow up understanding America is an exceptional nation, we’re done,” he said.
“If they think it’s an oppressor class and an oppressed class, if they think the 1619 Project, and we were founded on a racist idea — if those are the things people entered the seventh grade deeply embedded in their understanding of America, it’s difficult to understand how Xi Jinping’s claim that America is in decline won’t prove true.”
For her part, the Post reported that Weingarten took umbrage at Pompeo’s characterization and told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday that the former Secretary of State was only “hurting kids” with his attacks.
“What he’s doing is making it harder for teachers all across America to teach kids. To bring parents and teachers together,” she insisted, according to the Post report.
“That’s what is pathetic about what he’s doing. He knows better, but he’s doing this to try to win a Republican primary, and he’s hurting kids, and the effort of teachers to bring the country back together.”
In a November 23rd op-ed piece that appeared in the Post, author Natalya Murakhver who is the co-founder of “Restore Childhood”, a nonprofit dedicated to ending Covid mandates for children and restoring athletics, art and academics across the United States, wrote:
“You’ll understand why Mike Pompeo’s comment that Randi is the most dangerous person in the world resonated with me. Randi and her fellow union leaders are the ones who kept our schools closed, our children masked and our communities divided during the darkest times of our lives. They had countless opportunities to lead, to help to unite. But they chose to destroy instead.
The result? Math tests scores decreased by the largest amount ever. Decades were taken off reading scores. The union, meanwhile, wants fewer tests, less accountability, and an overall lowering of academic standards.”
Ms. Murakhver added: “Randi says Pompeo is attacking her because she’s “Jewish and gay.” This is just another attempt at gaslighting by using identity politics to obscure the truth. Randi and the teachers unions have extorted billions of dollars from this country, and instead of using it to keep schools open and help the most disadvantaged kids, they funneled it into key Democratic races including Gov. Kathy Hochul’s, which raised a record $60 million.”
She concluded by writing: :Today, while Randi races around the world trying to “save” democracies, she leaves in her wake the smoldering flames of an irreversibly wrecked public-education system she was entrusted with. The greatest democracy in the world is at risk because of her malfeasance. I would say that’s pretty dangerous.”