Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump’s former secretary of state, left critics bemused on Thursday with an obvious slip-up on Fox News that some commenters seen as a uncommon second of honesty.

“Why does the left act as if conservatives are a much bigger risk to America than the” Chinese language Communist Get together? Fox Information’ Laura Ingraham requested Pompeo.

“As a result of, in actual fact, we regularly are,” replied Pompeo, a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender, earlier than launching into his speaking level attacking “the left” for what he referred to as its “deep ties” to communism.

A roasting inevitably ensued: