President Donald J. Trump’s Secretary of State is joining Fox News. Mike Pompeo has been signed with Fox News as a contributor.
“Mike Pompeo is one of America’s most recognized and respected voices on foreign policy and national security issues,” said Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott. “I look forward to his contributions across our range of platforms to share his distinct perspective with our millions of viewers.”
Pompeo is a former director of the CIA. He served as US secretary of state from April 2018 until President Donald Trump left office on Jan. 20.
He was instrumental in planning President Trump’s successful summits with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, marking the first between a sitting US president and North Korea.
He also supported Trump’s effort to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal.
A strong advocate for law and order, Pompeo held a tough stance on immigration control along the southern border.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but history shows being a Fox News contributor can be advantageous and worthwhile.
In 2018 John Bolton earned a salary of $569,423 serving as a contributor for Fox, according to his financial disclosure form.
“As a now former diplomat and member of Congress, and in this new role at FOX News Media, I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity and security,” said Pompeo.
At Fox News, Pompeo joins Trump veterans Kayleigh McEnany, former White House press secretary; Larry Kudlow, a Trump economic adviser; and Lara Trump, the ex-president’s daughter-in-law who worked on his campaign.