Trump hits out over comedian’s Ivanka slur
US President Donald Trump has come to the defence of his daughter Ivanka Trump, demanding to know why comedian Samantha Bee wasn’t fired for using a vulgar, sexist term to describe her.
Mr Trump tweeted that it was a “total double standard” that channel TBS hadn’t cancelled Bee’s show Full Frontal after the comedian said Ivanka Trump was a “feckless c…” on immigration.
The President appeared to be referring to ABC’s decision to cancel Roseanne Barr’s show, a favourite among conservatives, after she jokingly compared a former White House aide in the Obama administration who is African-American to an ape.
“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 OK, we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!”
Americans have hotly debated whether Bee — whose feminist style comedy often criticises sexism — was justified in using a misogynistic expletive to criticise Ivanka.
The comedian has already apologised to Ivanka and her viewers.
Tiffany Trump, left, followed by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump at the White House.