On the 2016 campaign trail, then-candidate Trump promised voters that if he became president: “We’re going to win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, ‘Please, please. It’s too much winning.’”
The tweet from Pompeo, who reportedly has presidential aspirations of his own, echoes a growing GOP malaise with Trump following the party’s poor performance in the 2022 midterm elections, which saw several Trump-backed candidates lose their races earlier this month.
Two days before his post, the former secretary of state also appeared to respond to Trump’s recent 2024 run announcement by tweeting ― without mentioning the name of his former boss ― that America needs “more seriousness, less noise, and leaders who are looking forward, not staring in the rearview mirror claiming victimhood.”
While Pompeo was praised in some circles for his apparent about-face on Trump, critics online were quick to remind him of his formerly close relationship with the one-term POTUS and his statement only last month that he’d vote for Trump if he won the GOP nomination again. They also chided Pompeo for not referring to Trump by name in his posts.