“White House press secretary Sarah Sanders denounced Samantha Bee on Thursday after the comedian called first daughter Ivanka Trump a ‘feckless ****.’ Sanders also called on Bee’s bosses at Time Warner and TBS to take action,” according to The Wrap and multiple other outlets on Thursday [expletive edited].
On her TBS program, Bee said of Ivanka Trump: “Let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices you feckless ****. He listens to you. Put on something tight and low cut and tell your father to ******* stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes.”
“The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling,” said Sanders.
Video of Bee’s monologue can be viewed here.
Several news and opinion outlets are drawing a direct comparison with racist comments made by Roseanne Barr earlier this very week, comments which prompted ABC to cancel the recent reboot of her show. Some are calling for Bee to be similarly dropped by TBS.
Donald Trump Jr. joined in and pointed out the double-standard liberal “comedians” enjoy:
Good thing there’s no double standard🙄 imagine someone… anyone … said this about Michelle Obama or the Obama girls? You think they’d still have a TV show? 🤔 https://t.co/yhP7URhtZw
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 31, 2018
At this time, there are no reports of Bee facing any consequences. In fact, on May 31, TBS announced that Bee and her show will receive recognition from the Television Academy for “advancing social change.”
— TBS Network (@TBSNetwork) May 30, 2018
Bee’s remarks are the latest in what seems to be a series of left-leaning comics intent on tearing into a female members of the Trump Administration.
UPDATE, 2:30pm 05/31/18: Samantha Bee apologized to Ivanka Trump via Twitter:
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