MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment

15 December, 2018, 10:47 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Donald Trump and Mika Brezinski

Brzezinski was in the middle of sounding off on Pompeo's refusal to condemn Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his reported role in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, when she chose to use a really bad choice of words.

"Is that a patriot speaking?" the Morning Joe host asked on air, commenting on Pompeo's remarks. "Sexualizing gay people this way is created to control them & minimize our worth".

Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean tweeted, "This apology isn't good enough".

Mika Brzezinski is not appearing on Morning Joe Thursday - she's taking a pre-planned day off.

"Try "toadie" or "lackey" or "stool pigeon" or 'ass kisser, ' or 'traitor, ' but maybe don't equate homosexuality with Mike Pompeo carrying water for the murderous regime in Saudi Arabia", he wrote.

The hypocrisy was pointed out by Sarah Palin on Twitter, where she linked to an article with the tweet "MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski Uses Homophobic Slur on National TV, Network Tries to Cover It Up, Refuses to Punish Her".

President Donald Trump unloaded on MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski Thursday for calling his secretary of state "a wannabe dictator's butt boy".


She apologized flippantly on Twitter after the show, after people protested. I'm dead serious, I'm asking: "are these the words of a patriot?"

It's not the first time Trump has taken shots directly at Brzezinski.

Trump has a long and complicated relationship with Brzezinski and her husband, "Morning Joe" namesake Joe Scarborough. It was widely reported that Trump once offered to officiate their wedding.

So, why did she call him that?

Joy Reid infamously claimed hateful and anti-gay rhetoric on her pre-fame blog was planted by diabolical hackers - a claim that quickly fell apart.

The "Morning Joe" host apologized online after the backlash. Reid had even said she reported the hacking "crime" to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "I believe she's probably honest in her apology". "SO SORRY!" she wrote, mentioning Durbin because he was a guest on the show.

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