Conservative columnist Max Boot took an ax to Mike Pompeo’s Twitter feed in his latest op-ed for The Washington Post, calling out the secretary of state for trying to “write his own version of history.”
Boot accused Pompeo of using the social media platform “to polish his battered reputation and preen for the possible pursuit of the presidency,” starting with this claim on Jan. 1 that “we’re so much safer today than four years ago.”
“Come again?” Boot responded in his column.
“2020 was the deadliest year in U.S. history,” the commentator noted. “More than 354,000 Americans have already died of COVID-19 — and many of those deaths are directly attributable to the epic mismanagement of the president Pompeo has served with canine servility.”
Boot, a fierce critic of the Trump administration, later ripped Pompeo’s brazen boasts to have “restored America’s credibility”; tackled “the world’s toughest problems”; not to have sided with dictators; and been tough on Russia.
“There is not enough space in this newspaper to chronicle all of Pompeo’s falsehoods,” Boot declared.
“But that’s not to say that Pinocchio Pompeo’s Twitter stream is entirely mendacious,” he concluded. “He can rightly claim at least one historic achievement: ‘I was the first Secretary of State to visit Guyana and Suriname.’”