Linda Ronstadt had some strong words for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during the Kennedy Center Honors State Department dinner on Saturday (Dec. 7).
When introducing her to the audience, Pompeo congratulated the singer-songwriter and joked aloud when he would be loved, a reference to Ronstadt’s hit “When Will I Be Loved.” In response, the 73-year-old singer told Pompeo, "Maybe when you stop enabling Donald Trump."
The awkward exchange was tweeted about by Sam Greisman, the son of Oscar-winning actress and fellow Kennedy Center Honors recipient Sally Field. "Linda Ronstadt got up to get laurels, looked the f---er right in the eye and said 'maybe when you stop enabling Donald Trump.' Icon," he wrote.