Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, aimed to change the name of his agency to the "Department of Swagger". by launching a new Instagram account.
The former director of the CIA even launched a new logo that showed him happily delivering smiling employees inside the retro post-war building located on Foggy Bottom. His debut publications even invoked Shakespeare and General George S. Patton.
"Shakespeare was the first to use" swagger, "Pompeo wrote," Gen. Patton had his swagger stick. "At @statedept, we also have #swagger. Follow me on Instagram at instagram.com/secpompeo or photos and videos with some @Statedept #swagger. & # 39;
The site will become a vehicle for Pompeo to publish some of his favorite images of his own globetrotting and shuttle diplomacy.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is changing the branding of his agency to the & # 39; Department of Swagger & # 39; launching a new Instagram account and releasing a new stamp
Pompeo, who showed some arrogance when traveling to Pyongyang to talk with the reclusive dictator Kim Jong-un, only to be rejected on his last trip, published the seal, which is a model of the real seal of the agency.
It is surrounded by the phrase "DEPARTMENT OF SWAGGER".
Pompeo, who was also a Republican member of the House, has wielded the term before.
In his inauguration ceremony after the unsightly departure of the predecessor Rex Tillerson, Pompeo, a former member of the House and director of the CIA, proclaimed that he wanted the department to "recover its arrogance."
The effort even includes a new vision of the official seal of the Department of State
"We need our men and women on the front lines executing US diplomacy with great energy and vigor," he told NPR.
The effort comes amid a clash with North Korea over its denuclearization commitments, the ongoing conflict in Syria and the new military efforts of Iranian representatives inside Iraq.
Tillerson, a former Exxon boss, repeatedly clashed with Trump, and fought after he could not completely deny calling the president an "imbecile." He also proposed to redo the agency and impose drastic cuts to staff.
Webster's definition & # 39; swagger & # 39; s in terms that can appeal to Pompeo's boss, saying that he is behaving in an arrogant or arrogantly pompous manner; especially: to walk with an air of overwhelming self-confidence. "He also lists a second definition as to" brag "of" bragging. "
EVERYTHING BRILLIANT: Pompeo recognized William Shakespeare and General George S. Patton in their new effort
PLEASE ACCEPT THESE DOCUMENTS: President Donald Trump (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) observe documents exchanged between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2nd R) and the sister of North Korean leader Kim Yo Jong (2nd L) ) at a signing ceremony during its historic US summit. UU and North Korea, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018
Pompeo, who was seen as a more experienced and experienced government official, was applauded by the staff who met in the grand lobby of the State Department when he took office.
His spokesperson, Heather Nauert, caught the error. The Swagger Department has the hustle and the heart! Follow @SecPompeo to take a look behind the scenes! she wrote.
But online critics were not deterred by Pompeo's arrogance, based on a brief sampling of the hashtag #swagger.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) shakes hands with India's Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, before a meeting in New Delhi on September 6, 2018. The former Director of the CIA referred to "arrogance" "in public statements
MATTIS HAS AN ARMY: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (L) shares a moment with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) during a joint press statement, after a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Union Sushma Swaraj and Union Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan on September 6, 2018 in New Delhi, India
Amanda Rivkin wrote: "It will be an important" influencer "soon, it will make #swagger as big as peanut allergies."
A user with the manager & # 39; Release ALL Brett & # 39; s Records & # 39 ;, a reference to Trump's Supreme Court nominee wrote: & # 39; Sir, these people are horrible in their jobs! This photo looks like Pompeo is drowning the colored woman who laughs. Only one TERRIBLE image … #swagger? @SecPompeo & # 39;
He wrote the #protip of Stephen Miles If you find yourself comparing with Shakespeare and Patton, it's not #swagger. They are delusions of greatness. Emphasis on the part of delusions & # 39;