People on Twitter quickly pointed out, however, that the screenshot Pompeo posted was taken from an episode of “The Simpsons” in which Lisa’s faith in democracy is shaken during a trip to Washington.
“Given the context of the episode in question, this is a pretty masterful self-own on the part of Mr. Pompeo,” one person fired back at the secretary of state. Added another: “Dude. You just played yourself. Self owns are the best.”