USA Today reports:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used the “F-word” and other expletives after a testy interview with an NPR host on Friday, the news outlet said Friday. Pompeo unloaded on NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly after an interview in which she questioned him on Ukraine and Iran, among other issues. He grew extremely irritated by Kelly’s Ukraine questions. “‘Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?'” Pompeo apparently shouted at Kelly after the interview.
After the interview, Kelly said she was taken to the secretary of State’s private living room, where Pompeo was waiting for her. “He shouted at me for about same amount of time as the interview itself. He was not happy to have been questioned about Ukraine,” Kelly said, in an account released by NPR with the interview transcript. Then he said: “‘People will hear about this.'”
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Here is our full interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It’s worth a listen. https://t.co/3BQh3Q7lWV
— Mary Louise Kelly (@NPRKelly) January 24, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly cut off an interview with NPR today. He shouted his displeasure at being questioned about Ukraine, used repeated expletives, according to NPR’s @NPRKelly, and asked, “Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?” https://t.co/yEqvU5aq9J
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) January 24, 2020
The coda to @NPRKelly‘s interview with @SecPompeo is shocking. As described on @npratc: He screamed, swore at her, and said she couldn’t find Ukraine on a map. He ordered staffers to bring a blank map. She pointed to Ukraine and thanked him for his time.https://t.co/8HlCDWxCU9
— Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) January 24, 2020
Then she gave him another chance.
Then Pompeo ended the interview.
America’s diplomats still can’t understand why the Secretary won’t support them. https://t.co/fW9aO6tNl7
— House Foreign Affairs Committee (@HouseForeign) January 24, 2020