Scarborough tips irony scale in rant against Mike Pompeo for making ‘fool of himself’ on Fox News

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough leveled a smug and bitter attack on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling him a “joke” and a “disgrace” after a Fox News interview.

The MSNBC host ripped Pompeo for calling out Fox News’ Chris Wallace over a “ridiculous” question he was asked during an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” slamming him for making a “fool” of himself.

(Video: MSNBC)

“You asked me not to call any of your questions today ridiculous,” Pompeo told Wallace after he asked whether  accepting opposition research was “right or wrong,” airing a clip from last week’s ABC News interview with Trump and anchor George Stephanopoulos. “You came really close right now.”

Wallace pressed the secretary of state on how Trump was “walking back” his prior comments saying he was open to accepting the foreign intelligence, telling him that “dating back to George Washington, it’s been said that foreign interference in our election is unacceptable.”

“President Trump believes that, too. I have nothing more to add,” Pompeo said in his curt reply, making it clear he was not about to engage in Wallace’s political games.

Appointing himself the as the expert and critic on the secretary of state’s job, Scarborough roasted Pompeo for his response, missing the irony of calling someone else out for making a “fool of himself.”

“Who is Mike Pompeo to say that Chris Wallace asks a ridiculous question when he’s just stating the truth? What a joke,” Scarborough exclaimed on “Morning Joe” Monday.

“And what a disgrace for Mike Pompeo to be given all the opportunities he’s been given in life, to get the degrees, to be able to go to the best schools in the world and to use that ability, to use his talents, to use his background to make a fool of himself and lie for the president of the United States and excuse the president of the United States saying that, yes, there’s nothing wrong with accepting information from foreign hostile powers. That’s what the secretary of state just said,” Scarborough claimed.

“Being a toady for the president of the United States doesn’t work out well for you in the long run,” he added. “These people are going to get pounded when they leave Trump’s shadow.”

Citing anonymous sources, one panelist claimed that Pompeo hopes to be president himself one day, slamming him for being a “combination of arrogance and ambition that would have him setting his sights on something far higher than the Senate seat from Kansas,”

“He thinks he could be president of the United States and who could blame him looking at who he works for and how who he works for operates,” he said.

“I know Donald Trump,” Scarborough interjected. “Donald Trump was a friend of mine, and Mike Pompeo, you’re no Donald Trump. Seriously, if you think you can do what Donald Trump can do, that’s a joke.”

Twitter users blasted Scarborough for his arrogance and schooled him on what making a fool of oneself really looks like.


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