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Pompeo: 'Greedy' Corporations Making Bank in China Are 'Deeply Detrimental' to Americans

By Janey Olohan | June 27, 2022 | 4:08pm EDT
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives an address. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMMPOOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives an address. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMMPOOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Many "greedy companies" are "making a lot of money working alongside the Chinese Communist Party today," former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News host Mark Levin Sunday.

"There’s a lot of greedy companies making a lot of money working alongside the Chinese Communist Party today, and whether it’s Hollywood, whether its our technology companies, or even financial institutions, they are working in China in ways that are deeply detrimental to the people of the United States of America and I think the Biden Administration is allowing them to do that in ways that they have to know hurt ordinary Americans," Pompeo told Levin on "Life, Liberty & Levin."

The former Trump Administration official also discussed the intersection between Communist China and climate change activism.

Below is a transcript of this portion of “The Mark Levin Show”:

Mark Levin: “What is it about this administration? Are they really that stupid?” 

Mike Pompeo: “Boy, President Obama talked about pivoting to Asia, did nothing. This president says we’re back; well, they’re indeed back to the fecklessness when it comes to challenging the Chinese Communist Party. You know, I think there’s -- on this one, Mark -- I think there’s three things. First, I think you have a president who is unwilling to use the power that America has -- our economic might -- to protect the things that matter. So you ripped through a list of things all across the world -- ports in Africa and Asia, Southeast Asia, South Pacific; that is all true. Don't forget the decimation that’s been inflicted on the world because of the Wuhan Virus and we shouldn't forget the billions of dollars in wealth that have been stolen by the Chinese Communist Party right here at home and the millions of American jobs that fled from that. This administration doesn’t see that. I think, in part, it's because of the climate change folks who put that as their top priority. The first person to go meet with Xi Jinping from this administration wasn’t Secretary Blinken, it wasn’t Secretary Austin, it wasn’t President Biden; it was former Secretary of State Kerry, the climate guy, was sent to Beijing to tell him this is what America demands, not something that remotely gives Xi Jinping any heartburn to lie to John Kerry. And second, I think they’re in the thrall of big institutions in the United States of America. There’s a lot of greedy companies making a lot of money working alongside the Chinese Communist Party today, and whether it’s Hollywood, whether its our technology companies, or even financial institutions, they are working in China in ways that are deeply detrimental to the people of the United States of America and I think the Biden Administration is allowing them to do that in ways that they have to know hurt ordinary Americans."

Levin: "You know, Mr. Secretary, maybe I’m getting too old, but I remember a day when corporations were patriotic. And I remember a day when athletes would leave their positions on a team to join the United States military. Today, they trash the country. Today, they make a fortune with our enemy China, whether it's sneakers or jerseys, or whatever it is, the same with corporations like Apple, Coca-Cola, and many, many others."

Janey Olohan is a rising junior at the University of Notre Dame where she is studying political science with a minor in digital marketing. 

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