Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not like the line of questioning from Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace about President Donald Trump’s recent remarks regarding accepting information from a foreign government about a political foe.
Pompeo seemed annoyed and dismissive as soon as Wallace broached the viral topic, asking Pompeo: “Is accepting oppo research from a foreign government right or wrong?”
Pompeo snipped: “Chris, you asked me not to call any of your questions today ridiculous. You came really close right there.”
On Fox News Sunday, Mike Pompeo nearly blows a gasket when Chris Wallace asks him very straightforward questions regarding Trump's comments about how he wouldn't contact the FBI if he's offered dirt on a 2020 opponent by a foreign government. pic.twitter.com/HgpyFDgBG5
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What was ridiculous about the question is anyone’s guess. But what became clear, as Pompeo continued, was his plan to give a full-throated defense of the president by minimizing a series issue.
After showing the secretary video clips from the president’s interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos and a back-and-forth about what the president meant as opposed to what he actually said, a seemingly peeved Pompeo said, “I came on to talk about foreign policy and I think [this is] the third time you’ve asked me about a Washington piece of silliness.”
Well, that response was a perfect example of when nonsensical meets absurd. It would seem that this topic falls under the purview of foreign policy, and to claim this qualifies as a “Washington piece of silliness” is, in and of itself, a silly thing to say.