Pompeo mocked for 'fake victimization' after bragging he was called 'worst secretary of state in history'
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Former Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is being chided and criticized for bragging on social media he was labeled the "worst Secretary of State in history" by The New York Times.ADVERTISING
He's a little off.
The Times did call Pompeo the "worst Secretary of State in history" in a May 2020 opinion piece: "Mike Pompeo Is the Worst Secretary of State Ever."
Just days earlier the Times also reported, "As he leaves office, Mr. Pompeo, 57, has been tagged by a number of officials and analysts with the dubious distinction of the worst secretary of state in American history. That will come back to haunt him as he considers running for president in 2024 or seeking another elected office, as he is widely believed to be doing."
There's also this passage from a January 20 opinion column, which reads:
In recent weeks, the Chinese state media had dismissed Mr. Pompeo as "crazy" and the "worst secretary of state in history."
Not many are denying that Pompeo was the worst Secretary of State in history. In fact, last summer the Washington Post's Deputy Editorial Page Editor called him just that in a piece aptly titled, "Opinion: Mike Pompeo is the worst secretary of state in history."
Regardless, today it's Pompeo's "fake victimization" and bragging about being labeled the "worst Secretary of State in history" that has many up in arms – especially given his poor record.
@mikepompeo No one is trying to cancel you by calling you "the worst secretary of state in history." We are descri… https://t.co/ovoXalXdMB— Eric Owens (@Eric Owens) 1614613250.0
@mikepompeo Man who lied for his president and lied for himself now claims he will never stop speaking truth, which itself is a lie.— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1614609905.0
Weird that he thinks being judged to be bad at his job is the same thing as being "canceled." https://t.co/Lr3sT9ntlF— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg) 1614613139.0
Dear Ex Secretary of State @mikepompeo: The American people didn’t just try, they in fact cancelled you when they f… https://t.co/Lv8dBoOL9n— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1614618128.0
When most people who understand your job think you were bad at it, and you failed at your own stated goals, leaving… https://t.co/QirDvJooLc— Nicholas Grossman (@Nicholas Grossman) 1614608980.0
More fake victimization plays by the former West Pointer, Secretary of State who continued to fail up his entire li… https://t.co/kr1XiJKuJF— Jon "WEAR A MASK" Wolfsthal (@Jon "WEAR A MASK" Wolfsthal) 1614608908.0
I was proud to be the worst Secretary of State in history and, if you’ll have me, I would be honored to be the wors… https://t.co/aUj4GuIVg2— derek davison (@derek davison) 1614615065.0
It’s like they can’t even see how Trump utilized actual name calling as a pillar of his “governing” style. Calling… https://t.co/1gCF5yaaGv— Stranger in the Night (@Stranger in the Night) 1614616199.0
"I'm shit at my job... but I'm proud of it!" - Mike Pompeo https://t.co/y1zYTgvu2d— 😷 Mx. Scott Kelley Ernest 🏳️🌈 🏳️⚧️ (@😷 Mx. Scott Kelley Ernest 🏳️🌈 🏳️⚧️) 1614614959.0
Coups have consequences, @mikepompeo It’s called consequences culture. https://t.co/fjCZOf71HP— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida) 1614615900.0
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