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Trump says it’s OK for Pompeo to have staff wash dishes if his wife isn’t there

Trump says it’s OK for Pompeo to have staff wash dishes if his wife isn’t there

Trump said Monday that it’s okay for a government employee to wash Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s dishes if his wife or son was not there to do so. ’...I’d rather have him on the phone with some world leader than have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn’t there or his kids aren’t there.’Trump made the remarks while answering questions about the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick.

KCooper
KCooper
Mod Okay
Mod Okay 3 months

Speaks like someone who always had "staff" to do the chores.

Shmee
Shmee 3 months

Right, if Pompeo is on a call with North Korea he should definitely put the country at risk to walk his dog and ignore peace negotiations.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 3 months

Thought for sure one of the sources for this had to be The Onion. Although the ones that 'report' it are also funny, just not intentionally...

michael
michael 3 months

that is not their job.

none of your business
none of your business 3 months

If he said “wife or son”, the title should definitely not be only wife. That connotes far more misogyny than the actual quote.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 3 months

Honestly it's just washing dishes why is this news, they're probaling getting paid way more than a bus boy anyway. What is there to complain about?

Orion Dakota
Orion Dakota 3 months

I mean I get it but in what way would washing dishes be so high priority that you would miss an important meeting with an Ambassador? How many dishes are we talking here?! Couldnt he just do his own dishes when hes not in a meeting or on the phone? The dog thing makes more sense as theres a time constraint involved.

John
John 3 months

It's not just about "washing dishes" it's about having federal employees doing domestic chores for him while on duty and being paid for that work with taxpayers money. If he needs a maid or a dog walker then he needs to spend his own money to hire them.

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