MSNBC's Mika Apologizes for ‘Crass and Offensive’ ‘Butt Boy' Comment


“Morning Joe’s” Mika Brzezinski apologized on MSNBC Friday, for referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a “wannabe dictator’s butt boy” just two days earlier.

“I wanted to address a term that I used on this show on Wednesday that was vulgar. I knew it right away and I tweeted that it was a terrible choice of words and that I was sorry. But please allow me to say this face-to-face,” Brzezinski said.

“The term is crass and offensive and I apologize to everyone, especially the LGBTQ community and to my colleagues for using it,” she continued.

“It was a mistake. My father would have found it so unbecoming and disrespectful and he would have told me. I will work hard to be better. But I just wanted to say on camera, looking the viewers straight in the eye, I am really, really sorry.”

Brzezinski was discussing the murder of Jamal Khashoggi during Wednesday’s broadcast when she began mocking Pompeo.

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“Why doesn’t Mike Pompeo care right now?” she asked. “Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on ‘Fox and Friends,’ is that a patriot speaking or a wannabe dictator’s butt boy? And I’m dead serious, I’m asking, are these the words of a patriot?”

Brzezinski tweeted an apology Wednesday and also apologized to her guest, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois.

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President Donald Trump tweeted about the incident on Thursday and predicted Brzezinski would be given a pass.

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