After MacArthur answered questions about the Korean War from the newsies with statements Truman did not agree with, he ordered MacArthur to make no more public comments without approval of the State Department. MacArthur later wrote in a letter to a Representative of the US House that they had to win in Asia to stop the socialists from attacking Europe. When the Representative read the letter out loud in the House, Truman was incensed with MacArthur and removed the Supreme Commander from his post.