White House Responds to Samantha Bee's Remarks About Ivanka Trump

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May 31, 2018

The White House responded on Thursday to remarks about Ivanka Trump made by comedian Samantha Bee on her show "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee."

"The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told the Washington Free Beacon.

The TBS late-night host attacked Ivanka, calling her a "feckless cunt" because she hasn't stopped the Trump administration's immigration policies.

"Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second-most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week," Bee said. "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 cunt!"

President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor took heat from progressives for tweeting a loving photo of her and her son while the president's immigration policies were a national story, and the photo served as fodder for Bee to blast her for not influencing her father in a matter Bee found acceptable.

Sanders added that TBS and Time Warner need to demonstrate comments of the sort won't be condoned on their network.

"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," Sanders said.

TBS has yet to release a statement.

NBC host Megyn Kelly said the comment should be condemned. CNN anchor Poppy Harlow called Bee's comment "incredibly offensive."

Bee's remarks come days after ABC fired "Roseanne" actress Roseanne Barr for a racist tweet about former President Barack Obama adviser Valarie Jarrett. Barr's tweet drew widespread condemnation from reporters and politicians.

The president hasn't weighed in on the Barr controversy, other than to say – after the company apologized to Jarret – that he hasn't received an apology from ABC for what he perceives as bad things said about him on the network.