During a press conference celebrating his Middle East peace plan with Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump took a moment to recognize Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. After the standing ovation was done, Trump then took a shot at NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly.
"That reporter couldn't have done too good a job on you," he snarked. "I think you did a good job on her actually."
What the so-called "President" is celebrating is verbal abuse by a cabinet secretary of a reporter trying to get at the truth. And what's more, it was verbal abuse with a pack of lies attached to it, and some f-bombs, too.
After he did that, he banned NPR from his plane. Because he is that petty. That's what the so-called "president" is calling a "good job."
Reactions were swift:
— Mollie Katzen (@MollieKatzen) January 28, 2020
Trump just praised Pompeo "for the job he did on her" -- meaning NPR reporter who Pompeo mistreated.
The latest case of Trump celebrating poor treatment of the media.
— Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) January 28, 2020
Also, the latest example of Trump’s hatred for women. https://t.co/OGVE7PJGqr
— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) January 28, 2020
When Trump praised Pompeo for doing "a good job" with @NPRKelly, "the room then broke into laughter and journalists looked at each other in disbelief in the back of the room. The event is on Middle East peace," per @AlliemalCNN and @Acosta.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 28, 2020
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) January 28, 2020
This sums up my own thoughts:
Being a woman in this country right now makes me want to scream endlessly until I have to be committed.
— Tuxedosrevenge (@tuxedosrevenge) January 28, 2020