The Pompeii volcano erupted.
Oh, sorry — I meant the Pompeo.
On Friday, an NPR reporter claimed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo exploded on her during an interview.
According to anchor Mary Louise Kelly, during a talk with Mike for an episode of All Things Considered — during which she asked about Ukraine — the secretary blew up and demanded she find the country on a map.
As per Mary Louise, the volcanic combustion’s duration was “about the same amount of time as the interview itself had lasted.”
In fact, as told to co-host Ari Shapiro, he cussed her the !#[email protected]! out:
“He was not happy to have been questioned about Ukraine. He asked, ‘Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?’ He used the F-word in that sentence and many others.”
She went on:
“He asked if I could find Ukraine on a map. I said yes, and he called out for aides to bring us a map of the world with no writing. I pointed to Ukraine. He put the map away. He said, ‘People will hear about this.’”
Courtesy of CBS News White House producer Sara Cook below, Mike issued a statement on the incident Saturday.
Furthermore, he didn’t deny he made like Pompeii.
And called the media “unhinged.”
Also purportedly, Mike suggested Mary Louise couldn’t find Donald Trump’s favorite country on a map.
Mike pointed out an undeniable truth:
Bangladesh is not Ukraine.
Take a ganders:
This is an extraordinary statement by the Secretary of State. He calls the media "unhinged," and implies that Kelly–a seasoned foreign policy reporter with a Masters in European Studies from Cambridge–misidentified Bangladesh as Ukraine on a map. pic.twitter.com/oHtBguCN2k
— Sara Cook (@saraecook) January 25, 2020
And here the whole lovely thing here:
If I may say so, Mary Louise sounds like she could use a sedative.
The interview aired Friday, and it ended after she asked Mike if he need to tell former Ukraine ambassador to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch “Sorry.”
“I’ve defended every single person on this team. I’ve done what’s right for every single person on this team. I’ve said all I’m going to say today. Thank you. Thanks for the repeated opportunity to do so. I appreciate that.”
And so goes another happy day in the congenial relationship between the Trump administration and the media.
I’ve got goosebumps.
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