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Pompeo hasn’t recognized Biden as president-elect but is about to travel to 7 countries that have



a man wearing a suit and tie: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo removes his protective mask during a bilateral meeting with Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 28, 2020. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters


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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo removes his protective mask during a bilateral meeting with Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 28, 2020. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to leave Friday for a 10-day trip to seven countries: France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. 
  • Pompeo has followed President Donald Trump’s example and has not recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election. 
  • But the leaders in all of the seven countries Pompeo is poised to visit have congratulated Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory in the 2020 election.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is departing Friday on a 10-day journey that will take him to seven different countries. 

Pompeo has not recognized President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the winners of the 2020 election as President Donald Trump continues to reject the results and push baseless allegations.

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The leaders in all of the countries Pompeo is poised to visit have congratulated Biden on his victory in the 2020 election, highlighting the awkward, isolated position the Trump administration is currently in with the president refusing to concede. 

Though the president and top Republicans have refused to accept the results of the 2020 election, the world has already begun to move on from the Trump era.

  • Pompeo on Friday is heading off to France, Turkey, Georgia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. He will be traveling from November 13 to November 23.
  • “The Americans have chosen their President,” French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted on Saturday. “Congratulations Joe Biden and Kamala Harris! We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extended his congratulations on Tuesday to the
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