Outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo received backlash on Tuesday after taking to Twitter to complain about America being a melting pot and said the country is not about “multiculturalism.”
“Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms — they’re not who America is,” wrote Pompeo. “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 this country is all about. Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker. pic.twitter.com/Mu97xCgxfS
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 19, 2021
Here’s what Twitter users had to say about Pompeo’s tweet:
multiculturalism isn’t who we are? this country was born with on the backs of immigrants who shaped and defined this country, you dinosaur motherfucker.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) January 19, 2021
This country was built on multiculturalism. 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.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 19, 2021
"They say America is a melting pot but what if we only put cream cheese, cauliflower, and mayonnaise in it?"
~ Mike Pompeo, probably.
— Tim McDevitt (@TMcDevitt11) January 19, 2021
Think about it.
The Secretary of State, on an official account, just essentially formalized White Supremacy, Racism, and Discrimination as Official US Policy.
Now let it sink in.
— WMedlin (@WMedlin1) January 19, 2021
Mike Pompeo will no longer be Secretary of State tomorrow.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 19, 2021
America is woke and your kind are being swept out of power. You are the enemy, and your brand of white nationalism, misogyny and fake Christianity has made us weaker. We start rebuilding in 25 hours. You lost. You’re a loser. You’re weak, immoral, impotent and a traitor.
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) January 19, 2021
Hey @mikepompeo (1) Why do you keep firing Inspector Generals, what crimes are you trying to cover up (2) DON'T DESTROY EVIDENCE ON YOUR WAY OUT THE DOOR TOMORROW: IT IS A VERY SERIOUS FEDERAL CRIME
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) January 19, 2021
White nationalist tweets “multiculturalism” isn’t “who America is” to a nation of immigrants.
— Trinity (@TrinityResists) January 19, 2021
Yeah, I think I would have gone with Fascism and Authoritarianism as the bad -isms, but hey, you do you, Pompeo.
— M Sanders (@PaulKempsDiary) January 19, 2021
I guess if you're a fragile white male, multiculturalism scares you, because you think you're at the top of a fictional pyramid.
You're just an overcompensated buffoon who has no business being in proximity to the White House, but for your good ole boy privilege.
— Leslie – 1 to 46.🇺🇲 (@Leslieoo7) January 19, 2021
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