On Wednesday, Brezinski slammed Pompeo for his repeated defense of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who the Central Intelligence Agency concluded ordered the torture and murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a US-based journalist who had been critical of the Saudis' repressive monarchy.
Trump took to Twitter on Thursday night (December 13) to condemn Brzezinski's comment, which viewers slammed as "homophobic".
Trump has a long and complicated relationship with Brzezinski and her husband, "Morning Joe" namesake Joe Scarborough. Video was shared on social media, and critics on both the left and the right decried her choice of insult as a homophobic slur, the Guardian reports.
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With the MSNBC host already apologizing for calling the former congressman a "wannabe dictator's butt boy", Trump finally got around to defending him. Kelly's on-air gaffe resulted in segments on a variety of NBC News programs and her own colleagues, including Savannah Guthrie, Craig Melvin, and Al Roker, openly condemned her remarks before she was able to give her on-air apology.
"I was with you", Anderson wrote tagging the Morning Joe host in the tweet, "right up to the "butt boy" comment". "Try "toadie" or "lackey" or "stool pigeon" or 'ass kisser, ' or 'traitor, ' but maybe don't equate homosexuality with Mike Pompeo carrying water for the murderous regime in Saudi Arabia", he said. Brzezinski said on air.
In response to one user who questioned her remarks, Brzezinski wrote, "Totally agree with you -SUPER BAD choice of words".
But MSNBC didn't nix Reid. She apologized later that day, but Trump said the apology wouldn't be enough if she were conservative. Not a simple oops moment.
She received heavy blowback for the use of the term on Twitter.