Trump hits out over co­me­dian’s Ivanka slur

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS WORLD -

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.

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