Trump calls State the "Deep State Department." Pompeo smirks.
Remember that moment the next time Pompeo asserts he's always standing up for his employees.
— Alex Ward (@AlexWardVox) March 20, 2020
Question: "Was it appropriate for the president to call your department the 'Deep State Department?'"
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "I worked for the president for 3 years now, I know how much he values the people that work on my team."
President Trump: "What a good answer." pic.twitter.com/gfWDW7pjUg
— The Hill (@thehill) March 20, 2020
TRUMP: “I’d like for [Pompeo] to go back to the State Department, or, as they call it, the Deep State Department.” pic.twitter.com/7iFBgMHDG2
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 20, 2020
Our career Foreign Service Officers deserve so much more respect than this from our weak and disgraceful President. Very strongly agree @MollyMontgomery https://t.co/vNDR9vpRWf
— Nicholas Burns (@RNicholasBurns) March 20, 2020
Mike Pompeo just killed irony, again https://t.co/sFXpJtrhXe
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) March 20, 2020
"We have a responsibility to tell the public the truth," says Pompeo, after Trump spent weeks playing down this crisis and giving false information in this very press conference.
It is no longer responsible to air these live.
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) March 20, 2020