MSNBC has suspended political analyst Mark Halperin after he called President Obama a "d**k" live on the air Thursday morning.
Halperin was asked on "Morning Joe" what he thought of Obama's performance at his news conference on Wednesday, and Halperin responded, "I thought he was kind of a d**k yesterday," shocking the show's hosts.
Halperin apologized, but the network suspended him indefinitely, according to the New York Daily News.
In a statement, MSNBC said:
"Mark Halperin's comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air. Therefore, Mark will be suspended indefinitely from his role as an analyst."
Halperin, who is also an editor-at-large for Time magazine, didn't argue, saying, "I completely agree with everything in MSNBC's statement about my remark. I believe that the step they are taking in response is totally appropriate."