U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is joining Trump adviser Jared Kushner at a closed-doors meeting of the Bilderberg Group in the Swiss lakeside resort of Montreux.

Saturday’s annual gathering has long been shrouded in mystery because of its secretive nature and high-profile participants from business, politics, intelligence and defense.

The drop-in visit by America’s top diplomat on the penultimate day of the four-day gathering comes at a time when many of the global elite represented there are uneasy about the wrecking ball that President Donald Trump’s administration has taken to the world’s postwar, internationalist order that the United States itself helped establish.

Front from left, Pompeo's wife Suzan, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, Edward T. McMullen, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attend a sightseeing walk as part of Pompeo's visit in Bern, Switzerland, Saturday, June 1, 2019.(Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
Front from left, Pompeo’s wife Suzan, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, Edward T. McMullen, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attend a sightseeing walk as part of Pompeo’s visit in Bern, Switzerland, Saturday, June 1, 2019.(Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

Trump supporters counter that the United States has been taken for granted for too long, and insist that U.S. interests must come first.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, and US Ambassador to Switzerland, Edward T. McMullen, center left, listen to a tourist guide at the clock tower (Zytglogge) during a sightseeing walk as part of Pompeo's visit in Bern, Switzerland, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, and US Ambassador to Switzerland, Edward T. McMullen, center left, listen to a tourist guide at the clock tower (Zytglogge) during a sightseeing walk as part of Pompeo’s visit in Bern, Switzerland, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
People take pictures of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center with sunglasses, during a sightseeing walk as part of Pompeo's visit in Bern, Switzerland, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
People take pictures of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center with sunglasses, during a sightseeing walk as part of Pompeo’s visit in Bern, Switzerland, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
A security staff members guard the area around the Berner Muenster during U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit in Bern, Switzerland, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
A security staff members guard the area around the Berner Muenster during U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit in Bern, Switzerland, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Christa Markwalder, member of the Swiss National Council, shake hands at the Swiss parliament building in Bern, Switzerland, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Christa Markwalder, member of the Swiss National Council, shake hands at the Swiss parliament building in Bern, Switzerland, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

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