As the Trump administration leaves office, many of its most notable figures have been positioning themselves politically for the future.
Republican Mike Pompeo, Trump's Secretary of State, tweeted a controversial message, saying:
"Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms—they're not who American is. They distort our glorious founding and what this country is all about. Our enemies stoke these divisions because they know they make us weaker."
Woke-ism, multiculturalism, all the -isms — they're not who America is. They distort our glorious founding and what… https://t.co/aKWpDCy5iT— Secretary Pompeo (@Secretary Pompeo)1611066600.0
Pompeo's tweet was immediately called out for its nonsensical, racist White supremacist message.
Obviously, multiculturalism has been central to American history since its "glorious founding." Apparently Pompeo missed the part of history where White people are not Indigenous to the Americas so "multiculturalism" is the only reason he is living in the United States instead of back in Italy where his family emigrated from.
Twitter's racism watchdog gave Pompeo's racist, xenophobic post multiple woofs.
@SecPompeo WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF… https://t.co/bGFU6g9scd— Racism Watchdog (@Racism Watchdog)1611085624.0
There was a bright side however.
@SecPompeo Mike Pompeo will no longer be Secretary of State tomorrow.— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1611072607.0
@SecPompeo You are no doubt a fascist. People like you make me glad I am no longer a Republican. I'm tired of the C… https://t.co/LXL1rFHcag— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1611072662.0
Though Pompeo tweeted this on his last full day of being the Secretary of State, it didn't stop many online from being disturbed by the message.
@davidmweissman @SecPompeo Think about it. The Secretary of State, on an official account, just essentially formal… https://t.co/5UiHTGMQMB— WMedlin (@WMedlin)1611074142.0
@SecPompeo Let me fix this for you: White supremacy, xenophobia, homophobia, evangelicalism masquerading as conservatism.— Shelby Kent-Stewart ™ (@Shelby Kent-Stewart ™)1611069455.0
@SecPompeo This country was built on multiculturalism. That’s why a descendant of Italian immigrants like you could… https://t.co/dCBaiw5zUU— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1611067615.0
Pompeo claims to be worried about "censorship," but can't wait to erase the multiple cultures which lead him to his position.
@SecPompeo When you think about it, you quickly realize that the people complaining about "cancel culture" or "woke… https://t.co/4N0nOMiyVl— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1611068803.0
@SecPompeo Go away, you swaggering bag of fracked gas. You make us weaker.— Mark Ruffalo (@Mark Ruffalo)1611110463.0
@SecPompeo White nationalist tweets “multiculturalism” isn’t “who America is” to a nation of immigrants.— Trinity (@Trinity)1611077565.0
There were many online who asserted "multiculturalism" is the very thing that makes the United States great.
@TrinityResists @SecPompeo The ignorance of Mike's tweet here is astounding. Especially coming from someone who com… https://t.co/2efZSbbVVD— Peaceful Dee ❤ Kindness. (@Peaceful Dee ❤ Kindness.)1611078753.0
@SecPompeo Shouldn't you be cleaning out your desk?— Margaret Thornton, Ph.D. (@Margaret Thornton, Ph.D.)1611067037.0
@SecPompeo https://t.co/xsbsNF4Mp5— Eric Haywood (@Eric Haywood)1611067850.0
Pompeo's political future is uncertain, but he would certainly enter office with his fair share of critics.
@SecPompeo I know what you think you're doing, launching this brand of yourself, but you look like a canned ham and… https://t.co/LLyuxFOTg5— Mass for Shut-ins (Podcast) (@Mass for Shut-ins (Podcast))1611067402.0
Maybe before his next run for public office, Mike Pompeo should take a quick U.S. history course to try and understand the role of multiculturalism in our "glorious founding."