- Comedian Samantha Bee apologised to Ivanka Trump on Thursday for calling her a “feckless c—” on her show “Full Frontal” the day prior, stating she “deeply” regrets the language she used.
- Bee was criticising Ivanka over her silence on President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
- The White House described Bee’s language as “vile and vicious.”
Comedian Samantha Bee apologised to Ivanka Trump on Thursday for calling the first daughter a “feckless c—“ on her show “Full Frontal” the day prior, stating she “deeply” regrets the language she used.
“I would like to sincerely apologise to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night,” Bee said in a statement. “It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”
The White House described Bee’s language as “vile and vicious.”
“Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
Bee was criticising Ivanka over her silence on President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and the administration’s position on separating unauthorised immigrant children from their parents.
This policy has come under rampant criticism and in this context Bee seems to have felt a recent tweet from Ivanka of her and her child was somewhat tone deaf.
“You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c—!” Bee said Wednesday.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 27, 2018
Business Insider reached out to the White House asking if it wished to respond to Bee’s apology but did not receive an immediate response.
Trump has blamed Democrats for the separation of migrant children from their parents, despite vocal support for the policy from members of his administration.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently said, “If you cross the border unlawfully… we will prosecute you.”
“If you’re smuggling a child, then we’re going to prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you, probably, as required by law. If you don’t want your child separated, then don’t bring them across the border illegally,” Sessions added.
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