Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a swipe at former President Donald Trump, saying the Republican Party is “tired of losing.”
Pompeo made his comments in a tweet promoting his appearance at the Republican Jewish Coalition leadership conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In his tweet, Pompeo used a phrase former President Donald Trump used throughout his 2016 and 2020 campaigns that — because of his administration’s successes — the United States and the Republican Party would get “tired of winning.”
Beginning his tweet with that phrase, Pompeo stated, “We were told we’d get tired of winning. But I’m tired of losing. And so are most Republicans.”
Earlier in the week, former New Jersey Governor, Republican Chris Christie, used a similar jab, reminding a gathering of Republican governors what Trump had said in 2016, that the GOP was “going to get so tired of winning we would ask him to stop winning so much.”
However, Christie noted that in 2018 the GOP lost House seats, the Presidency in 2020, and winnable Senate seats in 2022 before remarking he was “tired of losing.”
For Pompeo, the jab at Trump comes as he increases speculation he’s intending to run in 2024, following appearances in early primary states like New Hampshire and Iowa.
Although Pompeo hasn’t mentioned his former boss in any of his veiled shots, the frequency of his jabs toward Trump has increased in recent days, especially after a red wave failed to materialize thanks in part to many of Trump’s candidates.