On Monday, CNN’s Jake Tapper ripped Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for attempting to interpret Trump’s tweets about North Korea.
Trump is headed to Vietnam for another summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Trump tweeted that North Korea was no longer a threat, in which Pompeo had to clarify.
Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
“There is often a disconnect between Trump and the members of his administration between facts and reality,” Tapper said.
He then played a clip of him interviewing Pompeo from Sunday morning.
“Do you think North Korea remains a nuclear threat?” Tapper asked Pompeo.
“Yes,” he responded.
“But the President said he doesn’t,” Tapper said referring to Trump’s tweet.
“Right. He said the efforts made in Singapore, this commitment that Chairman Kim, may have substantially taken down the risk to the American people. It’s the mission of the Secretary of State and the President of the United States to keep the American people secure. We’re aiming to achieve that,” Pompeo said.
“I guess he offered something like a Trump to English dictionary,” Tapper said.
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