President Trump‘s top diplomat was set to make the rounds on the Sunday news shows just hours after the president revealed that he had canceled the meeting between top Taliban leadership and Afghanistan’s president.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled to appear on every network, and will likely face questions about the now-cancelled camp David meeting Trump announced Saturday night.
Trump shocked many in Washington Saturday night with the announcement of the meetings cancellation, with many surprised that the announcement of Taliban diplomats heading to the US would come over Twitter.
The canceled meeting came less than a week after the US envoy to Afghanistan announced the framework of an agreement with Taliban negotiators that could see an end to the 18-year war in Afghanistan.
However, a Taliban-credited attack in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, that killed 11 civilians on Monday as well as one US service member was cited by Trump as the reason for the peace talks’ cancellation.
Also set to appear on CBS was former defense secretary Jim Mattis who left the administration last year after publicly clashing with Trump’s position on withdrawing troops from Syria.
Mattis is currently on a tour promoting his new book, “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead,” which reviews have said largely does not focus on his time in the Trump administration or his interactions with Trump.
Here’s the full lineup for the Sunday news shows:
ABC’s “This Week”: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez.
CNN’s “State of the Union”: Pompeo, Klobuchar, 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro.
“Fox News Sunday”: Pompeo, former Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.).