Donald Trump tore into one of his frequent sparring partners after she committed a blunder on live TV.
After MSNBC fixture Mika Brzezinski made a comment that many viewers consider homophobic, Trump got on the Twitter this morning and wrote: “If it was a Conservative that said what ‘crazed’ Mika Brzezinski stated on her show yesterday, using a certain horrible term, that person would be banned permanently from television….”
Trump also tweeted: “….She will probably be given a pass, despite their terrible ratings. Congratulations to @RichardGrenell, our great Ambassador to Germany, for having the courage to take this horrible issue on!”
The Daily Beast described Brzezinski’s misstep as the “Butt Boy” debacle, reporting that “Brzezinski drew ire from both sides of the aisle for calling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a ‘wannabe dictator’s butt-boy.’”
The Daily Beast also reported: “Brzezinski’s comment came in response to Pompeo’s handling of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.”
The publication notes that Brzezinski was “immediately apologetic” following her remark, taking to Twitter on Wednesday to tweet: “SUPER BAD choice of words… SO SORRY!”
She was off “Morning Joe” on Thursday, but her co-host and husband Joe Scarborough attributed her absence to “a long-planned family event.” Brzezinski is expected back on the show Friday.