U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday responded to “many prominent people” comparing the United States to bananas, including former President George W. Bush, following the invasion of Republican President Donald Trump to invade Donald Trump. Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the November 3 presidential election, which is usually just a formal process.
“This slander reveals a misunderstanding of what bananas are and of democracy in America,” Pompeo, who has always been publicly loyal to Trump, said in a post on his personal Twitter account (@mikepompeo).
“In a banana tree, mob violence defines the exercise of power. “In the United States, law enforcement forces are ending the violence of the mob so that the people's representatives can exercise their power,” wrote the head of the State Department.
“The completion of the certification of the electorate – after order was restored by the heroic forces of order in the Capitol – at 03:40 today shows the strength of American political institutions,” he added.
The videos and snapshots of Trump supporters circulating unhindered in the corridors of Congress after they stormed to protest the outcome of the presidential election shocked and caused outrage internationally. The image of the United States, a country that promotes itself as a model of democracy, has been hit.
“This is how the election results in a banana are questioned – not in our democracy,” former President Bush said Wednesday, “shocked.”
Although Pompeo has always appeared loyal to Trump in public, according to CNBC, he was among the ministers of the outgoing president's government, as well as Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin, who discussed the possibility of using the 25th amendment to the US Constitution to Trump stopped. However, this scenario seems unlikely to become a reality, given the opposition of Vice President Mike Pence who made clear the environment of the latter.