Brzezinski (pictured above right) began by criticizing Pompeo (above left) for his reaction to the murder of The Washington Post's Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey. Khashoggi was a foe of the crown prince's.
"Trump added on Twitter, ".She will probably be given a pass, despite their awful ratings. He also praised Grenell for questioning Brzezinski's apology.
"But please allow me to say this face to face: The term is crass and offensive and I apologize to everyone, especially the LGBTQ community, and to my colleagues, for using it".
Brzezinski's misstep is similar to equating Trump and Putin's potential collusion to homosexuality, and just as wrong. "I'm asking, are these the words of a patriot?"
Mika's slur was met with instant outrage on social media, with people of all kinds of political affiliation expressing disgust with the phrase.
There was other criticism from the Left, as Glenn Greenwald was furious, tweeting, "Homophobic insults of the kind vomited out this morning by @morningmika have become a completely common and acceptable component of anti-Trump discourse, starting from the endless Trump/Putin gay insinuations to trash like this".
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Trump had said Saturday that he would be announcing Kelly's replacement in the next day or two. Mark Meadows that he's needed in Congress and won't be Trump's next chief of staff.
Photographer G.E. Anderson posted the clip on Twitter shortly after, pointing out that the closed captioning omitted that part of Brzezinski's remarks. "I think this is what the president said yesterday". Saudi Arabia's foreign minister called it a "rogue operation".
Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean tweeted, "This apology isn't good enough".
"If it was a Conservative that said what "crazed" Mika Brzezinski stated on her show yesterday, using a certain frightful term, that person would be banned permanently from television", Trump tweeted, adding, "She will probably be given a pass, despite their awful ratings".
David Hogg would be calling for boycotts and firings.
"I understand that Donald Trump doesn't care", she said.
Brzezinski's remark is hardly the first instance when critics of Donald Trump have used homophobic biases to target him or his policies.