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Pompeo says Communist Chinese Party 'greatest external threat' to U.S.

The secretary of state said the Obama administration did not grasp the threat posed by China

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on September 21, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on September 21, 2020
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Updated: September 28, 2020 - 11:33pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Chinese Communist Party represents the most significant outside threat to the United States.

"The greatest external threat that the United States faces over the medium and long term is the threat by the regime in China today, the Chinese Communist Party lead by General Secretary Xi Jinping," Pompeo said during an interview Sunday on Fox News with conservative commentator Mark Levin.

Pompeo also said that the Obama administration did not grasp the threat posed by the Asian superpower.

"You think the prior administration understood the threat of Communist China?" Levin asked.

"No," Pompeo responded.

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