Never Give an Inch review: Mike Pompeo as ‘heat-seeking missile for Trump’s ass’ | Books


Mike Pompeo is prescient, at least. Back in 2016, as a congressman, he warned Kansas Republicans of the danger posed by Donald Trump. Pompeo lamented that the US had already endured more than seven years of “an authoritarian president who ignored our constitution” – meaning Barack Obama – and cautioned that a Trump presidency would be no different.

“It’s time to turn down the lights on the circus,” he said.

Pompeo is an ex-army captain who graduated first in his class at West Point. But in the face of Trump’s triumphs, he turned tail and sucked-up. Pompeo was CIA director then secretary of state. On the job, his sycophancy grew legendary.

“He’s like a heat-seeking missile for Trump’s ass,” a former ambassador recalled to Susan Glasser of the New Yorker.

Never Give an Inch is Pompeo’s opening salvo in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. On cue, he…

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