Trump Slams Mika For Homophobic Slur

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump attacked “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski for using a homophobic slur to describe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on her show Wednesday morning in two Thursday afternoon tweets.

Brzezinski made the slur while delivering a long-winded leading question to co-host Joe Scarborough on why Trump allegedly does not care about the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi. (RELATED: ‘Morning Joe’s’ Mika Brzezinski Claims Fox News Is Open For Business To White Nationalists)

“So Joe, I just have to ask because I don’t think — I can’t think of anyone here who can put it more clearly than you. I understand that Donald Trump doesn’t care,” Brzezinski said, asking, “but why doesn’t Mike Pompeo care right now? 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?”

'Morning Joe's' Mika Claims She 'Feels Terrible' For Trump Supporters Who Are 'Pawns' Of The President -- Morning Joe 10-12-18 (Screenshot/MSNBC)

‘Morning Joe’s’ Mika Claims She ‘Feels Terrible’ For Trump Supporters Who Are ‘Pawns’ Of The President — Morning Joe 10-12-18

Brzezinski apologized on Twitter later, saying:

Trump also referenced his openly gay Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell’s criticism of Brzezinski. Grenell noted that Brzezinski’s apology seemed insincere.