President Trump attacked MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on Thursday for using a homophobic slur on the air and tweeted that if a conservative person had said it, "that person would be banned permanently from television".
On Wednesday, Brzezinski angrily reacted to a clip of Pompeo on "Fox & Friends" standing up for bin Salman despite evidence that has shown that bin Salman was intimately involved in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Mika Brzezinski had to quickly apologize after referring to Mike Pompeo as a "wannabe dictator's butt boy" on Morning Joe Wednesday. "Or a wannabe dictator's butt boy?" she asked. I'm dead serious. I'm asking: "Are these the words of a patriot?"
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.
The president wrote: "If it was a Conservative that said what "crazed" Mika Brzezinski stated on her show yesterday, using a certain awful term, that person would be banned permanently from television".
Her comment was condemned by everyone from NPR's media reporter David Folkenflik to U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grennell.
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It's not the first time Brzezinski has been slammed by Trump.
Speaking on Fox and Friends on Wednesday, Pompeo reiterated President Donald Trump's position that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a key United States ally and cast doubts over reports that the secret service agency is confident bin Salman ordered the murder. "Sexualizing gay people this way is created to control them & minimize our worth".
"Mika has the day off with her family - a long-planned family event, which she's sorry she's not here because we are going to be talking about baseball most of the morning", Scarborough said.
"Totally agree with you - SUPER BAD choice of words ..." Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called it a "rogue operation". I should have said "water boy"... like for football teams or something like that ...
"I understand that Donald Trump doesn't care", she said.
Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean tweeted, "This apology isn't good enough. Give me a break!"