Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week lectured the country of Georgia about the value of free and fair elections, even as President Donald Trump is attacking the American state of Georgia for holding a free and fair election.
Pompeo on Twitter posted photos of his visit to Georgia in which he emphasized how important it was for the country to embrace democracy.
"Great to meet with Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia... to discuss the importance of holding free, fair, and transparent elections in Georgia," Pompeo wrote. "I reaffirmed unwavering U.S. support for Georgia’s sovereignty in the face of Russian occupation."
Many of Pompeo's Twitter followers were quick to point out the irony of the secretary of state telling other countries about the virtues of democracy even as his boss back home has been doing his best to undermine confidence in America's elections.
Check out some reactions below.
@SecPompeo @StateDept @GakhariaGiorgi @DZalkaliani I don’t think your boss supports free and fair elections— abbie (@abbie)1605699127.0
@SecPompeo @GakhariaGiorgi @DZalkaliani Meanwhile, in America: "As Trump Stews over Election, He Mostly Ignores th… https://t.co/RZYEWKYV7D— Frank Amari (@Frank Amari)1605700735.0
@SecPompeo @GakhariaGiorgi @DZalkaliani Did they laugh at you? Free, fair and open elections? This coming from a GO… https://t.co/EMR9tgrldD— Linda Morgan (@Linda Morgan)1605701589.0
@gagrrl1 @SecPompeo @GakhariaGiorgi @DZalkaliani oh no--Republicans will NEVER support free and fair elections HERE… https://t.co/zgc37HtuHA— Robert "Pope Crazy-Head" Sexton (@Robert "Pope Crazy-Head" Sexton)1605702590.0
@SecPompeo @GakhariaGiorgi @DZalkaliani We love free, fair and transparent elections, which is why your boss fired… https://t.co/amMyh0jBsf— efm02460 (@efm02460)1605701877.0
@SecPompeo @GakhariaGiorgi @DZalkaliani Now if you only felt this way about our Georgia.— John Jackovin🏋🏻♂️ (@John Jackovin🏋🏻♂️)1605702890.0
@SecPompeo @GakhariaGiorgi @DZalkaliani The rest of the world is watching USA & shaking their heads with horror. th… https://t.co/eSeusv7Pdh— Gordon Fielden #FBPE (@Gordon Fielden #FBPE)1605700317.0
"Do as I say, not as I do." https://t.co/5CfPvcEdLv— Patrick Chovanec (@Patrick Chovanec)1605703905.0
Mike Pompeo: it's important that free, fair, and transparent elections are held in Georgia also Mike Pompeo: Georg… https://t.co/9QuCiX0BIg— Matthew Champion (@Matthew Champion)1605703275.0
How about celebrating the free, fair and transparent elections we have just held in the US? The Secretary of State… https://t.co/nsGaHM14CI— Anne Applebaum (@Anne Applebaum)1605703029.0
Hello! I report domestically from our state of Georgia, where the Trump campaign repeatedly demanded an endorsement… https://t.co/veEalNISlf— Jessica Huseman (@Jessica Huseman)1605702834.0
.@SecPompeo, who has not yet publicly accepted the result of the US’ own free, fair and transparent presidential el… https://t.co/XymBIfNcCk— Jennifer Hansler (@Jennifer Hansler)1605701899.0