Mike Pompeo praises 'bright' Kim Jong Un for 'leadership in a difficult environment'

Mike Pompeo.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mostly played coy during an interview with David Rubenstein, the president of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., in the nation's capital on Monday.

Pompeo refused to answer hypothetical and time-based questions and gave broad answers to questions about Iran, China, Mexico, and Israel (though he was direct in saying that a 2020 Kansas Senate run is off the table.)

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