Comedian Samantha Bee ignited controversy on Wednesday night when she launched a disgusting and profane attack on Ivanka Trump during her show “Full Frontal” on TBS.
Bee’s attack centered around a photo Ivanka Trump posted of her holding her 2-year-old son.
"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**t,” Bee said on her show.
The backlash over the obscene remarks was swift — and now White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is getting involved.
The White House official released a scathing statement on Thursday calling on the executives at TBS and Time Warner to take action over the “vile and vicious” attack.
“The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling,” Sanders said. “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.”
President Donald Trump and Sanders have both recently criticized the media for the apparent double standard when it comes to nasty attacks from media personalities.
On Thursday morning, Trump called out Disney CEO Bob Iger, asking him for an apology like the one former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett received from ABC executives after Roseanne Barr sparked outrage with a joke comparing her to a "Planet of the Apes" character.
"Iger, where is my call of apology? You and ABC have offended millions of people, and they demand a response. How is Brian Ross doing? He tanked the market with an ABC lie, yet no apology. Double Standard!" the president tweeted.
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