MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment

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Moments earlier, Scarborough spoke to a panel that included Sen. Khashoggi was a foe of the crown prince's. To this point, Kilmeade asked Pompeo "we know the prince knows, right?" Brzezinski continued, "Or a wannabe dictator's butt-boy?" I'm dead serious, I'm asking.

The network tried to bleep out the remark but was too slow.

She quickly walked back the remarks and apologized when she realized what a stir her comments would make.

Donald Trump kept up his manic tweeting on Thursday by attacking "Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski over her comments about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

"I knew it right away, and I tweeted that it was a bad choice of words and that I was sorry", she added, according to Deadline. "I should have said "water boy"... like for football teams or something like that", Brzezinski tweeted in response.

"If it was a Conservative that said what "crazed" Mika Brzezinski stated on her show yesterday, using a certain awful term, that person would be banned permanently from television", Trump wrote on Twitter.

He added: "She will probably be given a pass, despite their awful ratings".

Richard Grenell, the US ambassador to Germany, who is openly gay, noticed an omission in her apology. "Sexualizing gay people this way is created to control them & minimize our worth", he said.

She also questioned whether Pompeo is a true, red, white and blue-blooded American.

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Photographer G.E. Anderson posted the clip on Twitter shortly after, pointing out that the closed captioning omitted that part of Brzezinski's remarks.

Anderson provided a list of alternative words Brzezinski might have used to describe Pompeo's conduct towards Saudi Arabia.

Donald Trump, Jr., called out the double standard of MSNBC's lack of response to date in contrast to the recent Oscar controversy, tweeting out: "This is disgusting!"

The State Department did not respond to a request for comment.

The president wrote: "If it was a Conservative that said what "crazed" Mika Brzezinski stated on her show yesterday, using a certain terrible term, that person would be banned permanently from television".

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

"I'm not the thought police". The direct evidence, this is what I've said before, the direct evidence isn't yet available. "And something they would never do for a Fox opinion host is. stand up when people try to boycott, or stand up when people call for firings".

"I hate to expend energy defending Brzezinski, but she was using that problematic phrase in a different way".