Pompeo fuels 2024 speculation under shadow of Trump

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has aggressively sought to boost his public profile in recent weeks amid speculation of a 2024 presidential run.

Since leaving his post at Foggy Bottom in January, Pompeo has made speaking appearances in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states to vote in presidential nominating contests. He’s joined Fox News as a contributor, giving him a clear platform to speak to the network’s conservative audience. And he’s involving himself in legislative efforts on Capitol Hill.

But despite his early and aggressive efforts to position himself for a White House bid, Pompeo faces the same obstacle as any other Republican eyeing the party’s next presidential nomination: former President Trump, who is weighing a political comeback of his own in 2024.