Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, freshly stripped of his powers as the nation’s top diplomat after the Biden administration officially took over on Wednesday, appears to be counting down until Election Day 2024.
“1,384 days,” he tweeted early Thursday, the first full day of the Biden presidency. The countdown appeared to refer to the Election Day four years into the future, when Biden approaches the end of his first term as president.
The former top State Department official’s partisan comments come after he had gained a reputation for politicizing the agency in the Trump administration, and repeatedly made comments that reflected a refusal to uphold its commitment to nonpartisanship.
Pompeo had also delivered a bitter parting message on Tuesday, declaring a day before the nation welcomed President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris — the first Black and Asian-American woman to serve in that role — that multiculturalism “is not what America is.”
Pompeo is rumored to be considering a possible 2024 presidential run, but the former State Department chief was quickly mocked for the remarks by those doubting his chances on Twitter:
about 1,019 days until pompeo flames out in the republican primaries https://t.co/pkIeXz4wfc
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) January 21, 2021
Arabic numerals? Not very American. https://t.co/aIggAsHlP4
— RiddanceHat (@Popehat) January 21, 2021
…until you're doing 2024 Election Night commentary for Newsmax https://t.co/cIAEghyZBP
— Matt Duss (@mattduss) January 21, 2021
Not usually how an outgoing Secretary of State greets a new administration. pic.twitter.com/ZFY5SYbuFQ
— Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan) January 21, 2021
This is one of those tweets everybody will be dunking on in 1,384 days
— Rick Newman (@rickjnewman) January 21, 2021
… until you never become president
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) January 21, 2021
Are you guessing how long Trump’s prison sentence is going to be?
— Alyssa Hertzig (@alyssahertzig) January 21, 2021
Pompeo attempted to overturn the results of the 2020 election and install an autocrat.@mikepompeo is a traitor guilty of sedition. 1384 days in jail would be a good minimum sentence. https://t.co/NzQZU9bsvo
— Sean Quinlan ⚖ (@SPQ_ESQ) January 21, 2021