Trump thinks Pompeo should make Secret Service agents wash his dishes if 'his wife isn't there' to do it

As if it wasn't enough that Trump went totally rogue telling the world he's been taking malaria medication for "a couple of weeks" because he's "heard good things", he also decide to go on a sexist rant about washing the dishes while he was at it.

Trump was asked about the recent firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, who investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for – among other things – using a federal worker to perform personal tasks such as walk his dog, pick up his dry cleaning and make dinner reservations for him and his wife.

President Trump then went off on a rant about Pompeo's academic background ("number one at West Point, number one at Harvard, I believe, Harvard Law School... or close") and then claimed he didn't know about an investigation about someone walking his dog, and that maybe it was because he's "busy" or "negotiating with Kim Jong-un about nuclear weapons", which really isn't the point but anyway.

He then proceeds to add that Pompeo is a "very high quality person" and that:

I'd rather have him on the phone with some world leader than have him wash dishes because maybe his wife isn't there. [...] You know how stupid that sounds to the world?

There are two bizarre implications here: that it's totally acceptable for the actual Secret Service agents – who are highly skilled and trained – to be used for household chores if someone's too busy; and that Pompeo would never have to worry about who washes the dishes if his wife were there.

It has not gone down well, on either front.

The 1950s called and they want their misogynistic rhetoric back.

Perhaps Trump could hop on the time machine he uses every time he opens his mouth to rewrite history and return it to them?

Turns out that men can do housework even when their wives are around... it's called fair distribution of labour.

That said, it's hard to imagine Donald or Melania Trump doing dishes, hopefully their taxpayer-funded Secret Service agents aren't the ones making up for it though.

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