After a journalist asked whether the former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, deserved an apology for her ouster in 2019, Pompeo said that he agreed to discuss only Iran. The secretary replied that the Donald Trump administration has done much more for Ukraine than Barack Obama.
After the broadcast, Mike Pompeo began to shout at the radio host and used obscene expressions.
"I was taken to the Secretary's private living room where he was waiting and where he shouted at me for about same amount of time as the interview itself. He was not happy to have been questioned about Ukraine.
He asked, "do you think Americans care about Ukraine?"
He used the F-word in that sentence and many others. He asked if I could find Ukraine on a map. I said yes, and he called out for aides to bring us a map of the world with no writing. I pointed to Ukraine. He put the map away.
He said, "people will hear about this," the host reported.