Pompeo: Trust Trump to 'do the right thing' even though he said he'd break the law to win


The secretary of state says Americans should trust Trump, who publicly admitted he'd willingly collude with hostile powers in the 2020 election.

Over the weekend, Trump passed the meltdown torch to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who spent his time traveling to different Sunday shows to berate the anchors — who rightfully pressed Pompeo about Trump's public admission that he's willing to illegally collude with hostile powers to win reelection in 2020.

Pompeo's disastrous Sunday show tour began on Fox News, where he blew up at "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace when he asked Pompeo about why Trump would "invite" foreign governments to interfere in the 2020 election to help Trump win reelection.

"Is accepting oppo research from foreign governments right or wrong?" Wallace asked Pompeo — a perfectly legitimate question that should be easy to answer.

But Pompeo got irritated, rather than answering with the only legitimate reply, which would be, yes, it's wrong and illegal to accept help from foreign governments.

"Chris, you asked me not to call any of your questions today ridiculous," Pompeo told Wallace. "You came really close right there."

As Wallace continued to press Pompeo for answers about why Trump wouldn't unequivocally denounce foreign interference and go to the FBI if he was approached by any foreign governments trying to meddle in 2020, Pompeo got angrier and angrier.

"I came on to talk about foreign policy and I think [this is] the third time you've asked me about a Washington piece of silliness," Pompeo said, ridiculously saying that Trump's admission that he'd engage in illegal behavior in 2020 is something everyone should just ignore and let slide.

Pompeo also went on CBS News' "Face the Nation," where he was less combative but still gave ridiculous answers when it came to the Trump collusion admission.

Pompeo told host Margaret Brennan that Trump would "do the right thing" when it came to foreign interference, but refused to say what the right thing was, or if that was contacting the FBI — which Trump said he wouldn't do.

Of course, no one should trust that Trump would "do the right thing."

Former special counsel Robert Mueller's report explicitly said that Trump's campaign in 2016 welcomed the Russian interference because they knew it would help their side.

And since becoming president, Trump has spilled information to the Russians that he shouldn't have, including during an Oval Office meeting.

In fact, a New York Times report over the weekend said that Trump hasn't even been briefed on plans for how to fight back against Russian cyber attacks because they are worried Trump would ruin their efforts by telling foreign people details about the efforts.

Ultimately, Pompeo really had no good defense of Trump's comments on collusion. And because of that, he lashed out and made a fool of himself.

There is no winning as a member of the Trump administration, only the opportunity to debase yourself and tarnish whatever legacy you may have had.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.