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Twitter reacts to Mike Pompeo's weight loss: Former secretary of state looks slimmer on TV

Mafalda Costa August 13, 2021
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On Thursday, 2 August, Mike Pompeo joined Hannity on Fox News to discuss President Biden’s policies – but Twitter seems to have picked up on the former secretary of state’s weight loss.

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Who is Mike Pompeo?

Michael R Pompeo was the 70th US secretary of state, under President Donald Trump’s administration.

He previously served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from January 2017 to April 2018.

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Pompeo was born on 30 December 1963 in Orange, California.

According to Ballotpedia, he earned his BS in mechanical engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated at the top of his class in 1986.

Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Pompeo served as a cavalry officer during the Cold War.

He also served with the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the US Army’s Fourth Infantry Division.

After leaving active duty, Pompeo graduated from Harvard Law School, having been an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Before joining the CIA, Pompeo represented Kansas’ 4th Congressional District from 2011 to 2017.

Pompeo offered his resignation from the White House on 20 January 2021.

Mike Pompeo’s weight loss

On Thursday, 2 August, former secretary of state Mike Pompeo joined Hannity on Fox News to discuss President Biden’s policies.

A day later, a clip of Pompeo’s appearance was shared on YouTube.

On Thursday, 13 August, Pompeo was once again on the set with Hannity and, this time around, Twitter seems to have picked up on the former secretary’s weight loss.

Pompeo has yet to comment on his weight loss.

Mike Pompeo slams Biden

Pompeo is currently in the news after ripping into President Biden over his administration’s “panicked” tactics in Afghanistan.

His comments came as militants seized Kandahar and Herat – the second and third largest cities in Afghanistan.

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Mafalda Costa is a second year BA Journalism student originally from Portugal. Her main passions if life are music, arts and culture, while she's particularly knowledgable on cinema and anime.