MSNBC’s Mika Apologizes For ‘Crass And Offensive’ ‘Butt Boy’ Comment About Mike Pompeo

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski apologized 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.”

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Brzezinski was discussing the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during Wednesday’s broadcast when she began mocking Pompeo. (RELATED: MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Seems To Use Homophobic Slur In Reference To Mike Pompeo)

“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 out her apology Wednesday and also apologized to her guest, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois.

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

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