The White House has expressed its anger to MSNBC after a senior political analyst called President Obama a 'd***' live on the Morning Joe show.
The network has already suspended Mark Halperin, also Time magazine's editor-at-large, over the slur.
But White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters last night that the remark was uncalled for.
He said: 'The comment that was made was inappropriate. It would be inappropriate to say that about any president of either party. And on behalf of the White House, I expressed that sentiment to executives at the network.'
Halperin immediately apologised for the comment, made after the show's host Joe Scarborough jokingly told him he could say what he thought of the president because the programme was being recorded on a delay. More...