MSNBC and the co-hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski, of “Morning Joe” are not fans of Donald Trump and those who work in his administration.
On Wednesday morning, Mika took her dislike of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to a whole new level as she used a homophobic slur when referring to him.
.@morningmika just asked if Mike Pompeo is a “wannabe dictator’s butt boy,” as homophobic a term as I’ve heard on national morning television. @MSNBC tried and failed to censor it, and did not transcribe her remark in the closed captioning. #journalism pic.twitter.com/3zK7H8evjh
— G.E. Anderson (@g_e_anderson) December 12, 2018
Her comment set off a fire storm with many on social media calling for her to be fired.
Following her comment and the outrage that ensued, Brezinski apologized for the remark on social media.
Totally agree with you -SUPER BAD choice of words .. I should have said “water boy”… like for football teams or something like that.. apologize to @SenatorDurbin too! SO SORRY! https://t.co/zIqsGdK3Tk
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) December 12, 2018
Then on Friday morning, she addressed the comment on air and also explained her absence from Thursday’s program.
Watch her on-air apology: