Sean Hannity

Mika Brzezinski described Pompeo with a homophobic word. Her non-apology didn't help.

Mika Brzezinski described Pompeo with a homophobic word. Her non-apology didn't help.

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski is facing growing backlash - including criticism from President Donald Trump - after calling Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a "wannabe dictator's butt boy" Wednesday during a segment of "Morning Joe."

The remark was triggered by a less-than-impassioned response from Pompeo about the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Pompeo had ducked questions in a "Fox & Friends" interview about Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's role in the killing.

"I understand that Donald Trump doesn't care," Brzezinski said to her co-host Joe Scarborough.

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