Pompeo Explains Suspension Of Arms Treaty With Russia “You don’t have treaties with your boss”

(State Department) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took time today to explain the President’s decision to suspend a nuclear arms treaty with Russia in light of how negatively it has been received.

“The reason is simple – you don’t have treaties with your boss.”

He took reporters through the reasoning behind the decision step by step.

“If you have a treaty with someone, but they are also your boss, they can tell you to ignore the treaty and you have to comply. So this is simply a recognition of reality.”

Pompeo said it is easiest to understand by thinking of Russia as a corporate CEO and the Trump administration as someone working in the mailroom.

“Ultimately what management says is law, no matter what treaties the mailroom clerk thinks he’s entered into.”

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