President Donald Trump is celebrating his former CIA director Mike Pompeo joining his team, as well as his support for the foundation he heads.
Trump said Pompeo is “really excited” to be a part of the Trump Foundation, adding that Pompeo “is a good guy.
I like that.”
Trump said Pompeos job is “going to be really good.”
“I am really excited about it.
I know Mike really well,” Trump said.
“We have a great relationship, and we’re going to be very good,” Trump added.
“I know him really well.”
Pompeo is a former CIA officer who worked as a counterterrorism officer in Afghanistan, where he led the agency’s Counterterrorism Center, and is a frequent critic of Trump’s policies.
He said Pompey will work to ensure the foundation is “focused on advancing national security and defending the Constitution.”
The White House has not responded to a request for comment.
Earlier on Monday, Trump said he has “great respect for” Pompeo, saying he has been “a great asset” to his administration.
POMPEO: “I think he has really been a great asset to the president and the president is very, very happy.”
TRUMP: “And he’s going to bring great value to the foundation.” (Laughter)