Samantha Bee started a media firestorm after she referred to First Daughter Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c—t” on her show, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, on Wednesday evening. The backlash was quick and fierce with many deeply offended by her word choice, including representatives from the White House.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed the incident on Thursday. “The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling,” she said in a statement. “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.”
While Bee’s comment did directly involve a member of the First Family, it’s significant to note that they called attention to the matter.