Linda Ronstadt Checked Mike Pompeo To His Face At A Kennedy Center Honors Event
Linda Ronstadt was one of the Kennedy Center honorees this weekend, and she was also inducted into the Hall Of Shit Throwing Legends when she verbally spit at and shut down Secretary of State Mike Pompeo right to his face during a dinner honoring Linda and her fellow inductees. Linda the Legend may have lost her ability to sing due to Parkinson’s disease , but luckily didn’t lose her ability to stir shit up and let a bitch rightfully have it.
The dinner for the Kennedy Center honorees was held on Saturday night, a day before the ceremony. The ceremony (which will air Sunday December 15th) honored Sally Field, Earth Wind and Fire, Linda Ronstadt, the creators of Sesame Street, and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. All recipients wore Mike Pence’s favorite kind of ribbon (rainbow!). During the event, Mike Pompeo asked, “When am I going to be loved?” (a play on one of Ronstadt’s most famous songs). Sam Greisman, son of Sally Field who was also a Kennedy Center honoree, tweeted that Linda locked eyes with Mike Pompeo as she dropped a beautiful bomb of truth on his ass.
At the State Dept. dinner for the Kennedy Center honorees Mike Pompeo wondered aloud when he would be “loved”. Then Linda Ronstadt got up to get laurels, looked the fucker right in the eye and said “maybe when you stop enabling Donald Trump”. Icon.
— sam greisman (@SAMGREIS) December 8, 2019
In my dreams, everyone stood up and bowed down to Linda for that, but this was at a formal State Department dinner with a mixed bag of political attendees, so there was probably a pretty muted response. Golf claps and some people wondering how a woman got a hold of a microphone in the first place.
Variety confirms Sam’s tweet but says it went down a bit differently:
Ronstadt has been an outspoken critic of Trump. When it came her turn following dinner to receive the honor and make optional remarks, Ronstadt rose to the microphone a few feet away from the host’s table and looked straight ahead. “I’d like to say to Mr. Pompeo, who wonders when he’ll be loved, it’s when he stops enabling Donald Trump.” Then she sat down.
Sadly there is no video of this as of yet, which HOW?! I thought this was 2019 where video of beautiful incidents like this make it onto the internet a millisecond after it happened. So far, all we have is a tweet. I want a close-up HD reaction shot of Mike Pompeo. I want to see who clapped, and who grabbed their pearls. All awkward moments need to be filmed! That should be a law, and it would be if Linda Ronstadt was president. So Ronstadt 2020 is what I’m saying.