Our thin-skinned top diplomat and Rapture enthusiast Mike Pompeo continues to show us the stuff he is made of:
“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s quarrel with NPR escalated on Monday after one of the radio network’s reporters was barred from flying on the secretary’s plane during an upcoming trip to Ukraine.
Pompeo ordered Michele Kelemen’s diplomatic press credential to be revoked, which is totally what the dude trying to represent American Values to the rest of the world would do, you know, because freedom of the press. But I interrupted. Do continue.
“Michele Kelemen, a veteran reporter for the network, was removed from the list of reporters allowed to fly with Pompeo on a trip to Eastern Europe, only days after the secretary reportedly exploded at another NPR reporter for asking questions about Ukraine.
“I Am NOT Spartacus,” the press didn’t howl back at him as they pack their bags to get on the plane. Shocking, I know.
The State Department Correspondents’ Association swiftly condemned the move in a statement on Monday.
“‘Michele is a consummate professional who has covered the State Department for nearly two decades,’ the statement said. ‘We respectfully ask the State Department to reconsider and allow Michele to travel on the plane for this trip.’ … The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.”
And, you know, backing him up is Prznint Stupid who seeks the media like a bear seeks honey:
A very good question! https://t.co/8z6uQLKz8M
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2020
I feel like we need to set up a betting pool for how long before Pompeo chucks it all and runs for the Senate from Kansastan.