Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is currently embroiled in a new controversy after an Inspector General who was investigating Pompeo was fired by the Trump administration.
The IG was investigating complaints that Pompeo was ordering low-level government officials to perform personal tasks for him, such as walking his dog and other domestic chores.
President Donald Trump attempted to justify Pompeo's alleged actions when facing questions by reporters, but he only made things worse.
President Trump: "I'd rather have [Pompeo] on the phone with some world leader than have him wash dishes because ma… https://t.co/ey63W5nNZo— The Hill (@The Hill)1589834660.0
"Now I have you telling me about dog walking, washing dishes, and you know what I'd rather have [Pompeo] on the phone with some world leader than have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn't there, or his kids aren't, y'know, what're you telling me? It's terrible. It's so stupid."
Trump's speculation that Pompeo would only ask his staff to wash dishes if his wife wasn't there led many people to think Trump was indicating a belief that women are inherently more suited for domestic duties than men.
People began calling him out.
Is this how @IvankaTrump wants her daughter to be seen? The family dish washer? @realDonaldTrump “Wash the dishes… https://t.co/JVnRN5Lv1e— Stephanie Ruhle (@Stephanie Ruhle)1589840640.0
Wife = wash dishes? 🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/ACUVs69mlx— Yaser Bishr (@Yaser Bishr)1589842849.0
Can we organize “national wash our own damn dishes boys because trump is a misogynistic 🐷 “ day! We’d all post pics… https://t.co/B9qrfhvRbq— Ed Zimmerman (@Ed Zimmerman)1589842312.0
Just some casual misogyny offered up as an excuse for government corruption. Please vote, people. https://t.co/o7mD4fVhTd— Lauren Baer (@Lauren Baer)1589887609.0
Oh is that what wives are for? https://t.co/eci5tIcu9y— BuckleupB (@BuckleupB)1589838084.0
It's easy to see why Trump is tanking with women voters.
Seen here, wooing the all-important female voter. https://t.co/QocWhqlbLg— Brian Ray (@Brian Ray)1589875636.0
In case any women voters out there were still wondering where Trump thinks you belong. https://t.co/OdoaROPkjK— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1589852575.0
And women still vote for this knuckle dragger...? https://t.co/dyElanpk1b— Amber (@Amber)1589891451.0
In other news, Joe Biden has a 20-point advantage over Donald Trump among women voters. https://t.co/Q2ESM3esee https://t.co/mFp0q2S16I— Jim Roberts (@Jim Roberts)1589901932.0
If Pompeo can't do his own dishes, maybe he can use some of his six figure salary to hire a cleaner.