Mika Brzezinski by a different name would be fired

Mika Brzezinski by a different name would be fired

U.S. president Donald Trump has criticised Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski for calling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a "wannabe dictator's butt boy" on air. "Or a wannabe dictator's butt boy?" she asked. I'm dead serious, I'm asking: "are these the words of a patriot?"

Brzezinski's misstep is similar to equating Trump and Putin's potential collusion to homosexuality, and just as wrong.

Richard Grenell, the openly gay USA ambassador to Germany, responded to her tweet with one of his own: "accepting apologies is important".

The "Morning Joe" co-host apologized on Wednesday for using the homophobic slur when condemning Pompeo's recent comments to Fox News regarding Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Grenell called Brzezinski's original comment "totally unacceptable & deeply disturbing" and later criticized her for not apologizing to gay people when she tweeted she was sorry for the choice of words. "Sexualizing gay people this way is created to control them & minimize our worth".

The Washington Post reported, "The network tried to bleep out the remark but was too slow".

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!"

In response to the apology from Brzezinski, Grenell replied via Twitter: "accepting apologies is important".

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

President Trump claimed hypocrisy in the mainstream media on Thursday, declaring that MSNBC star Mika Brzezinski would be in hot water for calling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a gay slur if she had different political views.

Brzezinski later issued a statement about her unfortunate remark. "Give me a break!" "I should have said "water boy"... like for football teams or something like that.", she wrote, also addressing her apologies to Senator Dick Durbin, who was on air during the segment.

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