Mike Pompeo (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)
By Theodore Bunker
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday told Fox Business that China is trying to “send a message” to President Joe Biden with sanctions on former Trump administration officials.
Last month, China imposed travel bans and business restrictions on several former officials in the Trump administration, including Pompeo.
“The sanctions that took place were intended to do a single thing: It was to send a message to the next administration, the Biden administration, that says if you’re serious about protecting America, American sovereignty, American jobs, American wealth … you will be punished,” Pompeo told “Mornings With Maria” on Thursday.
“And so they were trying to send a message to the current secretary of state, the national security adviser, saying, ‘Careful, don’t do the right thing for America, don’t protect Americans, if you do you will personally be punished,'” he continued.