New White House Communications Director Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci called onThe Daily Beast to apologize over the insulting remark made by the left-wing site’s “culture” writer about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, The Daily Caller reports.
The comment came last week when Ira Madison tweeted about Sanders, who assumed the role of President Donald Trump’s chief spokesperson after Sean Spicer abruptly resigned on Friday.
In the now deleted tweet, Madison said: “Butch queen first time in drags at the ball.”
The slur appears to suggest that Sanders looks like a man in “drag.” The term “butch queen” refers to a homosexual man that is “neither extremely feminine, nor extremely masculine,” according to the Daily Mail.
The remark was immediately condemned by conservatives.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson talked about Madison’s comment on his program Monday night. In that show, Scaramucci publicly demanded an apology from The Daily Beast.