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Pompeo Sends Davos a Trump-Style Message From Shutdown in D.C.

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Disruption Is a 'Positive Development,' Pompeo Says

Grounded in Washington by the government shutdown, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivered a Trump-style speech by video to the Davos summit defending disruptive politics, touting U.S. economic strength and claiming foreign policy successes.

“New winds are blowing across the world,” Pompeo said in the long-distance address to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “The central question is this: Do they signal fair weather or foreshadow a storm. Is this pattern of disruption a force for good or not? I’d argue this disruption is a positive development.”