Mike Pompeo Says There Are 5 Issues That Are Greater Threats Than Climate Change

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday there are at least five other major issues facing the United States that top climate change.

“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade asked Pompeo during an interview Friday where he’d rank global warming on a threat scale.

Pompeo responded that it doesn’t even crack the top five biggest threats America is facing. (RELATED: Mike Pompeo Tells Embassy In Venezuela To Come Home)

“Yeah. I wouldn’t put it in the top five,” he said. “Because I can count to five that gets you to things that present more risks to the people I used to represent in Kansas and citizens all across America.”


Pompeo claimed nuclear threats from countries like China, Pakistan and North Korea pose a far greater danger to the U.S. than any climate change concerns.

“Whether it’s the threat that we’ve talked about today from China … the nuclear proliferation risk that extends from Pakistan through all those folks who have these weapon systems, places like North Korea where they can sell these weapons,” he continued. “I think I’m at five already. But I could give you a whole list of threats that I think we can effect change on in a way that will really make a difference for the security of the American people.”

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