Trump: Why hasn't TBS fired Samantha Bee?

Trump: Why hasn't TBS fired Samantha Bee?
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE on Friday blasted TBS over comedian Samantha Bee’s recent use of a vulgar slur to describe his daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie Trump2020 is not a family affair, for a change Katy Tur says it is 'shameful' that Congress hasn't passed new family leave law OPIC should strengthen US-Argentine partnership with Vaca Muerta deal MORE.

In a Friday morning tweet, Trump questioned why Bee hasn’t been fired for calling his daughter a “feckless c---.”

“Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show?” he tweeted. “A total double standard but that’s O.K., we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!”

This is the second time in a week that Trump has referred to a “double standard” in the media’s treatment of him.

After Roseanne Barr’s ABC show was cancelled over her racist tweet about former President Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, Trump accused ABC of a double standard, criticizing the network for apologizing to Jarrett about Barr’s comment, but not apologizing to him for other negative comments about him.

Barr’s hit sitcom, “Roseanne,” was canceled Tuesday, within hours of her now-deleted tweet, which compared Jarrett to an ape.

"Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj," Barr tweeted, referring to Jarrett by her initials.


Bee made her controversial comment on her TBS show “Full Frontal” on Wednesday, during a segment about the Trump administration policy to pursue prosecution proceedings against migrants with children who cross the border.

Bee slammed Ivanka Trump for posting a photo with her son while the policy that requires separating parents from their children was the focus of national attention.

“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---,” she said.

The White House on Thursday said that Bee’s show is “not fit for broadcast” following the comment.

Bee apologized in a statement Thursday, calling her remark “inexcusable.”

“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,” Bee said. “It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”

At least two companies have stopped advertising on “Full Frontal” amid the backlash, though several others have held their sponsorship despite criticism. TBS said Bee took the “right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used” but indicated no further punishment for the star.