MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski referred to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as “a wannabe dictator’s butt boy” on Wednesday. She later apologized for the remark.
On Twitter, Brzezinski expressed regret for her “SUPER BAD choice of words.” She made the comment during a discussion of the Trump administration’s muted response to journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Totally agree with you -SUPER BAD choice of words .. I should have said “water boy”… like for football teams or something like that.. apologize to @SenatorDurbin too! SO SORRY! https://t.co/zIqsGdK3Tk
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) December 12, 2018
Raw Story reported that MSNBC “cut Brzezinski’s audio” as a result of the comment. An MSNBC spokesperson declined to comment.
Mika Brzezinski referred to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a “wannabe dictator’s butt boy." pic.twitter.com/wk74K7PNgp
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) December 12, 2018