Secretary Pompeo has taken a stand in defending Trump from the New York Times’ cowardly article. The Daily Caller reports:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized the New York Times and an anonymous official who disparaged President Donald Trump in its op-ed pages during a press availability in Delhi.
“It shouldn’t surprise anyone that The New York Times, a liberal newspaper that has attacked this administration relentlessly, chose to print such a piece,” he said opening his statement, adding, “They should not well have chosen to take a disgruntled, deceptive, bad actor’s word for anything and put it in their newspaper.”
The secretary continued, “I come from a place where, if you’re not in a position to execute the commander’s intent, you have a singular option: It is to leave. And this person — and said, according to The New York Times – chose not only to stay but to undermine what President Trump and this administration are trying to do.”
“I ought to tell you, just … I find – I find the media’s efforts in this regard to undermining this administration incredibly disturbing,” Pompeo concluded.
Pompeo joins a large chorus of Trump officials standing firm with the President.