What is Voice of America and Why Does Trump Suddenly Hate Them with the Heat of a Thousand Suns? - 2020-04-16
President Donald Trump went on a rant against Voice of America in which he called the outlet "disgusting toward our country," and vowed to forcibly adjourn Congress so he could install his own nominee to head the agency in charge of VOA. So what is VOA?
Some Americans may have been perplexed Wednesday when Trump attacked VOA leadership as one of several excuses to forcibly recess Congress in order to facilitate the installation of recess appointments.
In separate rants, Trump told reporters that Michael Pack — his nominee for "CEO of the Broadcasking — Broadcasting Board of Governors" — is being blocked by Democrats, and said of VOA that "things they say are disgusting toward our country. And Michael Pack would get in and he'd do a great job, but he's been waiting now for two years."