Mike Pompeo Criticizes NPR Again: I Hope Reporter ‘Finds Peace’
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized NPR yet again following his ‘meltdown’ with reporter Mary Louise Kelly. Speaking on his plane, Pompeo appeared to double down on his earlier attack and spoke condescendingly of Kelly.
“There’s a lot of history with NPR and Mike Pompeo and Iran,” he said. “It goes back to 2015. 2015 when NPR lied.”
He went on to complain about a donation given to NPR in that year and Pompeo’s claim that they did not disclose it.
Pompeo just spoke on his plane about his NPR meltdown, said “there’s a lot of history with NPR” and that he hopes @NPRKelly “finds peace.”
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) January 29, 2020
“I took a leap of faith with Mary Louise,” Pompeo said, speaking of inviting her to the State Department. “She asked me if I’d do her a favor of granting her an interview.”
Pompeo did not give any details about what happened in the subsequent interview about Iran, but he did offer a clearly condescending comment about her.
“I hope she finds peace,” Pompeo said.