UPDATED 9:23 AM PT — Fri. June 1, 2018
President Trump sounds off on Samantha Bee’s offensive remarks toward Ivanka Trump.
In a tweet Friday, the president slammed TBS for not firing Bee when she referred to the first daughter using a slur. He called it “a total double standard.”
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
Bee has since apologized, saying she crossed a line she deeply regrets.
During Wednesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended the president for highlighting media bias.
“He’s simply pointing out the bias,” Sanders explained. “The president’s pointing to the hypocrisy in the media saying that the most horrible things about this president and nobody addresses it.”
At least two companies announced plans to suspend ties with Bee and her show following the incident.