It’s really something when NPR (Nice Polite Republicans) is so riled-up that they do their jobs and give a hard news interview:
Amazing clip. Pompeo: zip.
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) January 24, 2020
and then this:
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly says the following happened after the interview in which she asked some tough questions to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. pic.twitter.com/cRTb71fZvX
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 24, 2020
Immediately after the questions on Ukraine, the interview concluded. Pompeo stood, leaned in and silently glared at Kelly for several seconds before leaving the room.
A few moments later, an aide asked Kelly to follow her into Pompeo’s private living room at the State Department without a recorder. The aide did not say the ensuing exchange would be off the record.
Inside the room, Pompeo shouted his displeasure at being questioned about Ukraine. He used repeated expletives, according to Kelly, and asked, “Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?” He then said, “People will hear about this.”
We just did, Mike. So much for your carefully cultivated public persona of Midwest Nice.