MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “butt boy” for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman after Pompeo defended Salman on Fox News (video below).
Brzezinski wondered why Pompeo would support Salman, who reportedly ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi:
I understand that Donald Trump doesn’t care. He doesn’t care. But why doesn’t Mike Pompeo care right now? Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on Fox & Friends — is that a patriot speaking? Or a wannabe dictator’s butt boy?
MSNBC cut the audio for a second but missed Brzezinski’s slur. She added: “I’m dead serious. I’m asking, are these the words of a patriot?”Brzezinski later tweeted an apology:
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