Linda Ronstadt Put Mike Pompeo In His Place During State Dinner

Linda Ronstadt Put Mike Pompeo In His Place During State Dinner

Linda Ronstadt at her home in San Francisco
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Ronstadt to Pompeo: ‘Maybe when you stop enabling Donald Trump’

The 2019 recipients of the 42nd annual Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievements in the arts have been named and honored during a State Department dinner on Saturday. And one of those recipients is making headlines this morning after putting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his place: beloved singer/songwriter Linda Ronstadt.

Sam Greisman, the son of Oscar-winning actress and fellow Kennedy Center Honors recipient Sally Field, tweeted about the moment, which he said came after Pompeo “wondered aloud when he would be ‘loved,'” presumably playing on the lyrics of one of Ronstadt’s hits. Ronstadt wasted no time in telling him exactly when that time would be.

According to Greisman, “Linda Ronstadt got up to get her laurels, looked the fucker right in the eye and said ‘maybe when you stop enabling Donald Trump.'” And boom goes the dynamite.