The internet was collectively outraged on Wednesday, August 19, when Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State, tweeted a GIF of Lisa Simpson crying and tearing papers, seemingly in response to a Democratic National Convention segment on domestic violence.
The video, which focused on Joe Biden's role in crafting the Violence Against Women's Act, featured many survivors of domestic violence endorsing the Democratic Presidential candidate.
Pompeo seemed to be mocking these survivors with his tweet.
https://t.co/97StObDHvO— Mike Pompeo (@Mike Pompeo) 1597888768.0
Twitter didn't take kindly to our nation's top diplomat pocking fun at victims of domestic violence.
this is from the episode where lisa sees a politician take a bribe and tears up her speech about american exception… https://t.co/X0JFSCIkv1— Hayes Brown (@Hayes Brown) 1597890209.0
DNC is talking about domestic violence The Secretary of State: https://t.co/UeIMVyG1u3— Eric Koch (@Eric Koch) 1597889362.0
@mikepompeo During a domestic violence spot... wow— Sarah ☀️💞 (@Sarah ☀️💞) 1597889396.0
The nation is suffering through an unprecedented crisis and the Secretary of State is trolling libs with Simpsons GIFs.
The Secretary of State's message to women at the Democratic convention appears to be "cry more." https://t.co/m2QOZYMOyt— Todd Zwillich (@Todd Zwillich) 1597889218.0
@mikepompeo More than 170,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus and the Secretary of State is tweeting Simps… https://t.co/QnUYSdPNNz— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1597890030.0
If this doesn't sum up the character and priorities of the Trump Administration, I don't know what does. Our natio… https://t.co/CYVImJX6Sh— Sam Vinograd (@Sam Vinograd) 1597890497.0
Immature tweets is one thing almost everyone in the Trump administration has in common.
Will never cease to be astonished that America's chief diplomat would tweet like a five-year-old. https://t.co/9mC55XwhPC— Edward Luce (@Edward Luce) 1597889159.0
Many also felt they should let Pompeo know where this GIF came from.
@mikepompeo This gif is from a scene where Lisa loses faith in her country and tearfully rips up the speech she had written praising it...— Scott Weinberg (@Scott Weinberg) 1597889433.0
@mikepompeo A young girl is crying because she lost her faith in democracy after being let down by the crooks in po… https://t.co/RTSA7YLT1a— Devindra Hardawar (@Devindra Hardawar) 1597890078.0
At least the episode had a happy ending!
Dear Secretary @mikepompeo: Is this supposed to represent the Inspector General report on you? Why did you have the… https://t.co/awyt2QzVMK— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1597907908.0
Mike Pompeo is so much smaller than the office he holds. https://t.co/Te4PqmScvc— Jeremy Konyndyk (@Jeremy Konyndyk) 1597926940.0
Mike Pompeo has made it clear how he feels about survivors of domestic abuse.
It would seem in his opinion, they need to stop whining and roll over so he and his boss can stay in power.