As Twitchy told you, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on his way back to the U.S. from North Korea — along with the three men who were released after being held prisoner by the North Korean government. That’s a pretty significant accomplishment, any way you slice it. So maybe the New York Times could carve a few minutes out of their busy day to apologize for this:
Yesterday, Gardiner Harris wrote:
Mr. Trump soon replaced Mr. Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, who has promised to bring back the State Department’s “swagger” and import. But on Tuesday, when Mr. Trump made what could be the most significant diplomatic announcement of his presidency — that he would exit the Iran nuclear agreement — his chief diplomat was again thousands of miles away, this time on an unannounced visit to Pyongyang, the North’s capital, to lay further groundwork for a summit meeting between Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump.
The absence of Mr. Pompeo and other top State Department officials left perplexed European diplomats privately complaining that they were having trouble getting answers from Washington, and created an uncertainty about what was next that spanned the Atlantic Ocean.
Senior State Department officials were momentarily speechless on Tuesday when asked why Mr. Pompeo did not delay his trip by a day to be in Washington during Mr. Trump’s Iran deal announcement. Mr. Pompeo left for Pyongyang on Monday night.
Seems like Pompeo had a pretty good excuse for missing the Iran Deal announcement.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) May 9, 2018
We’d say so, yeah.
There's always cloud in front of every silver lining, when you're the NYT.
— Just Tom (@thomasa56) May 9, 2018
Funny how the headline was "At a Key Moment, Trump’s Top Diplomat Is Again Thousands of Miles Away."
Taking swipes at him while he's releasing the 3 americans held in North Korea? Really?
Guy has been in office for less than a week and he's accomplished what Kerry couldn't.
— Abroham Lincoln (@ABROHAM_L1NCOLN) May 9, 2018