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NEW YORK (AP) – Samantha Bee is apologizing to Ivanka Trump and her viewers for using an expletive to describe the president’s daughter.
Bee issued a statement Thursday that says her language was “inappropriate and inexcusable.” She says she crossed a line and deeply regrets it.
I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.
— Samantha Bee (@iamsambee) May 31, 2018
In a discussion of President Trump’s immigration policies on Bee’s TBS show “Full Frontal” on Wednesday, she used a vulgarity in reference to Ivanka Trump and urged her to talk to her father about policies that separate children from their parents.
President Donald Trump says it’s a “total double standard” that comedian Samantha Bee wasn’t fired for using a vulgar, sexist term to describe his daughter.
Trump tweeted Friday: “Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show? A total double standard but that’s O.K., we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!”
Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show? A total double standard but that’s O.K., we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2018
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the language was vile and vicious and called on network management to demonstrate that it wouldn’t be condoned.
TBS says Bee had taken the right step in apologizing.
The network says “it was our mistake, too.” The network didn’t say whether there would be any consequences for Bee or the show.
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