By David Harsanyi and Kevin FrekingBy David Hrams | November 18, 2017 5:08pmWASHINGTON — In an era when presidential candidates are often on the airwaves, the White “pope” of the internet has been more or less invisible.
Now, the first of Donald Trump’s picks for Secretary of State is being put in the spotlight as the administration ramps up its efforts to build its new communications infrastructure.
On Tuesday, Pompeo will be the first secretary of state in a long time to appear on television.
Pompeo is also the first incoming secretary to appear at the White Houses press briefings, an unprecedented event that was largely kept under wraps until recently.
On Wednesday, the State Department will hold a press briefing, where Pompeo and the rest of Trump’s cabinet will be questioned by reporters from the Associated Press, Reuters, ABC News and the Washington Post.
Pompeos appearance on CNN will be his first since Trump announced his candidacy for president.
The press briefing is expected to begin at 10 a.m.
EST and run through 11 a.ms.
The White House will also have its own livestream, which is being simulcast on Facebook Live.
Pompeo’s appearance will be televised in large part because he has the ability to make public appearances on Twitter.
The president’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, has a verified Twitter account, while Trump himself has a Twitter account.
On Thursday, Trump is expected have a joint news conference with Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, who will be briefing Trump on the crisis in Puerto Rico.
Pence is expected in attendance, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, who is traveling to Puerto Rico as a disaster relief coordinator.
In a statement, Pompeos office said Pompeo “will continue to monitor the situation in Puerto Ricos hurricane recovery efforts.”
The statement added that Pompeo has the confidence of the president and will be a great partner for our country in its efforts.
“On Friday, Trump will have a second news conference, with Duke, as he will be giving a speech to a group of Puerto Ricans who are suffering from severe flooding.
Pence will be also in attendance.
“I think the fact that we’ve made some mistakes has given people the courage to be more aware of what we’re doing.””
We have made some very serious mistakes, and we have made many mistakes,” Trump told reporters.
“I think the fact that we’ve made some mistakes has given people the courage to be more aware of what we’re doing.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.