Athletes Who Disrespect the Flag Should be Disqualified From U.S. Olympic Team, Pompeo tells Starnes

The following is a rush transcript of Todd’s interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Click here to listen to the full interview.

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TODD: [00:05:12] On the Patriot mobile newsmaker line, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a great American patriot. Mr. Secretary, you have probably seen, just like many of us, the reports of Olympic athletes who are disrespecting our flag. Should those people be representing the United States on the Olympic team?

POMPEO: [00:05:34] And I’m a big believer in human being’s capacity to express their own views, but we should be sending athletes to America to represent our nation who understand that America is great. We can all have concerns. We can all have disagreements with our current leadership or the leadership under President Trump or whatever that may be. To watch these folks turn their back on The basic premise of America, from my perspective, is disqualified. It says that you don’t understand that you’re so darn lucky, lucky that you grew up and had the chance to have American citizenship, to be an American patriot in and train and work and be with your family in the United States of America. This is something we ought not to tolerate on that stage at that important time where you are actually there representing the United States of America.