“Why bring people like that to Camp David?” Tapper asked.

“We’re trying to get this accomplished. The American people are demanding it,” Pompeo responded. “We have an obligation to do everything we can… We understand who the Taliban are. There’s no more clear-eyed an administration.”

Tapper specifically questioned Pompeo on how he feels about this, remarking, “I can’t help but think that if a Democratic president had talked about having the Taliban come to Camp David to negotiate a peace process that was not already a done deal, that you as a congressman, as a soldier, as a veteran, as a West Point graduate, that you would be rather upset.”