Donald Trump Surprised Mika Brzezinski Not Banned for 'Butt Boy' Comment

Deanna Kelley
December 15, 2018

With the MSNBC host already apologizing for calling the former congressman a "wannabe dictator's butt boy", Trump finally got around to defending him.

"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.", Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

"Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski has apologized for referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a "wannabe dictator's butt boy". To this point, Kilmeade asked Pompeo "we know the prince knows, right?" "I'm asking, are these the words of a patriot?"

After a viewer criticized her use of the term, she apologized on Twitter.

Brzezinski's comments were immediately chastised online, including by a photographer who accused her of trying to "equate homosexuality with Mike Pompeo carrying water for the murderous regime in Saudi Arabia". "I should have said "water boy"... like for football teams or something like that", Brzezinski tweeted in response.

"I understand that Donald Trump doesn't care...but why doesn't Mike Pompeo care right now?" she said.

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"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.

"Outrageous", Grenell wrote Wednesday after Brzezinski's comment went viral.

President Donald Trump called out Brzezinski on Twitter saying that there would have been a harsher reaction if a conservative had made the same comment. "Sexualizing gay people this way is created to control them & minimize our worth". "I'm not the speech police", Hannity said.

Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who is openly gay, tweeted back to Brzezinski that he didn't think her apology did enough to directly address the LGBT community.

He added: "People do want to destroy her career over this".

If Trump is accurate that Brzezinski will get a pass, it's a drastic difference compared to the way NBC News handled now-former host Megyn Kelly's infamous "blackface" comment.

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