Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough’s co-host and wife, was noticeably absent the day after she made a homophobic comment about Mike Pompeo. The Washington Examiner reports:
“ Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski was absent from the show Thursday morning, one day after she called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “wannabe dictator’s butt boy.”
“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,” Brzezinski’s co-host Joe Scarborough said Thursday morning. “She’ll be back with us tomorrow.”
“Of the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on ‘Fox and Friends,’ was that a patriot speaking, or a wannabe dictator’s butt boy?” Brzezinski said live on-air Wednesday in reaction to an interview Pompeo gave on Fox News. “And I’m dead serious. I’m asking: Are these the words of a patriot?”
Pompeo was talking about dissident Jamal Khashoggi’s death and the presumed involvement of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The secretary echoed Trump’s claims that “some” of what the CIA concluded could be inaccurate.
Homophobic comments on the left are usually excused due to the liberal double standard in the press, but she might have gone too far this time.