In an NPR interview, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo bellowed, "Americans don't f*cking care about Ukraine!" Saturday he's scheduled to head to the country he claims doesn't matter.
It was one of the many things people on Twitter mentioned when responding to the shocking revelation that Pompeo spent an interview ranting at a prominent foreign policy and national security reporter on the notoriously tame network NPR.
While some reporters used the opportunity to reveal they too had experienced one of Pompeo's expletive-laden ragegasms, others noted how clear it is that President Donald Trump's administration only cares about Ukraine unless they get something out of them.
You can see the comments from the Twitter respondents below:
For Pompeo to say this on the eve of an official visit to Kyiv is the real news in his tirade https://t.co/HTzP8wlHOv— Elizabeth Williamson (@Elizabeth Williamson) 1579909999.0
This is horrible & wrong for a lot of reasons, among them, that Pompeo would not have treated a male reporter the w… https://t.co/qP9bqlIdrz— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1579907397.0
If I had my pick of Trump admin officials to put under oath, the first one would be Pompeo, no question.— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes) 1579906443.0
The men of Trumpworld are surprisingly profane for men like Pompeo who claim to be so pious. https://t.co/uEA3I7ySuD— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence O'Donnell) 1579910002.0
.@SecPompeo repeating the talking points of Putin and Lavrov, days before he leaves for Ukraine to meet with Zelens… https://t.co/SzDqOsUUDN— Bianna Golodryga (@Bianna Golodryga) 1579907167.0
In my profile of @SecPompeo, I pointed out how his most explosive anger and condescension comes in dealing with *fe… https://t.co/nLm9PWNaR2— Garrett M. Graff (@Garrett M. Graff) 1579908855.0
Holy shit! We now know why Pompeo defends a monster. He is one himself. https://t.co/nOhqCgAlep— Michelangelo Signorile (@Michelangelo Signorile) 1579909622.0
“Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?” Pompeo asks, days before he visits Kyiv. https://t.co/jjiPKmXbpi— Natasha Bertrand (@Natasha Bertrand) 1579908580.0
Mike Pompeo is one sick motherfucker https://t.co/DRs8Te9aSS— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1579906083.0
I’ve caught a lot of grief from the West Point mafia for attacking Pompeo but he is a rat and an embarrassment to t… https://t.co/aIsrcxm8Nz— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman) 1579907876.0
(this is not an actual exchange but a mock-version)
It would be a lot harder for Mike Pompeo to find his soul or his moral center than for a reporter to find Ukraine on a map.— Norman Ornstein (@Norman Ornstein) 1579911033.0
Periodic reminder that Pompeo is a raging asshat https://t.co/SW15jrO4DQ— Angry Staffer (@Angry Staffer) 1579911534.0
Really @SecPompeo ?? Wtf kind of Secretary of State asks if Americans care about Ukraine? Resign @SecPompeo you sha… https://t.co/c8RwMcxim7— Olga Lautman (@Olga Lautman) 1579906247.0
Sounds like Pompeo might not be among the first batch of people beamed up to heaven in the rapture after all https://t.co/vVG07YruqE— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1579906175.0
"Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?" is an interesting thing for Mike Pompeo to tell a reporter shortly before he visits Ukraine.— Chris Megerian (@Chris Megerian) 1579907258.0
Pompeo is losing his cool with an @NPR interlocutor. He needs to gather himself because cursing out a journalist wi… https://t.co/UCr0hhozQ6— Barbara Malmet (@Barbara Malmet) 1579907249.0