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Patsy Widakuswara: Jakarta native asking Trump administration tough questions

  • Tri Indah Oktavianti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, January 16, 2021   /  05:32 pm
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Patsy Widakuswara.(YouTube/VOA Africa)

Voice of America (VOA) journalist Patsy Widakuswara recently became a center of attention after she was reassigned and demoted on Jan. 11, hours after she tried to interview United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the aftermath of a violent riot in the Capitol building. In footage posted on her Twitter account @pwidakuswara on Jan. 11, she was heard trying to ask Pompeo a question. “Mr. Secretary, what are you doing to repair the US reputation around the world?” She also pressed Pompeo on whether he regretted saying there would be a second Trump administration following Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. He ignored her questions. The nation's top diplomat @SecPompeo ignoring my questions about what he is doing to restore US reputation and whether he regrets saying there will be a second Trump administration. pic.twitter.com/8pcP9lR...