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Pompeo slams NY Times reporter for parroting ‘China’s line’ during Ottawa visit, stands with Canada for release of Spavor, Kovrig
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hold a joint press conference in Ottawa Thursday ahead of the G7 Summit in France.
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Pompeo slams NY Times reporter for parroting ‘China’s line’ during Ottawa visit, stands with Canada for release of Spavor, Kovrig 

The running battle between the Trump administration and New York Times spilled into Canada on Thursday at a joint press conference in Ottawa, where Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland hosted her American counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Generally joint press conferences of this nature are relatively benign and routine affairs. But during the Q&A, Pompeo took exception to Times reporter Lara Jakes’ question about whether Canada “could ask the United States to drop its extradition demand of Ms. Meng (Wanzhou)” to secure the release of two Canadians held in China.

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