CIA Director Mike Pompeo was on Fox News Sunday to talk about fake stuff like North Korean nuclear weapons and demonstrations in Iran but was corralled by Chris Wallace into talking about stuff of real import like Michael Wolff’s book.
This is the whole clip, but if you want Pompeo’s remarks on the book, I’ve set it to open as he is addressing that subject.
POMPEO: These are from people who have just not yet accepted the fact that President Trump is the United States president. And I’m sorry for them in that.
Responding to claims in #FireAndFury questioning Trump's fitness to be President, CIA Director Mike Pompeo tells Chris: "I have watched him take the information that the intelligence community delivers and translate that into policy that are of enormous benefit to America." #FNS pic.twitter.com/FEDafI7mnk
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) January 7, 2018
On Fox News Sunday:
Pompeo: Statements like the one Mr. Wolff made are … ridiculous on their face. They’re frankly beneath the conversation this morning, Chris.
Wallace: Well, but it is a conversation, so –
Pompeo: But only because you made it so, sir.
— Will Saletan (@saletan) January 7, 2018
I think Pompeo has this completely right. 99% of the political coverage by the media over the last year has essentially been Primal Scream Therapy for people who can’t believe Hillary Clinton lost the election.
He also talked about North Korean nuclear weapons but who cares. Really.