President Donald Trump asked Friday why comedian Samantha Bee hasn’t been fired for calling his daughter and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump a “feckless c***” on her TBS show earlier this week.
“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!” Trump wrote on Twitter, appearing to refer to the cancellation of Roseanne Barr’s hit sitcom following a racist remark.
Bee apologized Thursday for her remark, which she made on her show, “Full Frontal,” saying that she “crossed a line.”
She made the vulgar remark during a segment criticizing what she said was inaction by the first daughter to stop the practice of separating undocumented families apprehended crossing into the US.
MSNBC contributor Scott Dworkin tweeted a video of Trump casually using the c-word in public:
Watch Donald Trump casually say the word cu*t in public. pic.twitter.com/iNtqHOkNLD
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 1, 2018
The Daily Beast’s Scott Bixby fired back at The White House’s war on the ‘Full Frontal’ host by drawing attention to Trump’s own alleged use of the word ‘c*nt’ to describe at least three women since the 1980s:
Trump himself has been accused of leveling the same language at three women over the span of more than three decades, most recently in author Michael Wolff’s blockbuster book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. In Fire and Fury, Trump is reported to have used the oath in reference to former acting attorney general Sally Yates, whom Trump fired after she reached the conclusion that an executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States was unconstitutional.
Wolff notes that while the president was facing off against the entire Justice Department, “to Trump, he was just up against Sally Yates, who was, he steamed, ‘such a cunt.’”
“The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in her response on Thursday. “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.”
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton took the opportunity on Thursday to remind the public that President Trump has previously met with—and expressed support for—Ted Nugent, the controversial rocker who famously referred to Hillary Clinton as a “toxic c–t” and a “two-bit wh–e” during the Clinton administration’s first term in office.
Clinton retweeted two photographs from progressive writer Oliver Willis. In one, Trump and Nugent smile together for a photograph from the Oval Office and the second is a screenshot of Nugent’s vulgar quote, which was given to Denver’s alternative weekly, Westword, in 1994.
I keep hoping for consistency too, Oliver. Though I’m not holding my breath! https://t.co/cbPrLPAEEP
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 31, 2018
something something something samantha bee fake outrage something pic.twitter.com/5bc5PPBGOK
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 31, 2018
“You probably can’t use the term ‘toxic c*nt’ in your magazine, but that’s what she is,” Nugent said the profile. “Her very existence insults the spirit of individualism in this country. This b*tch is nothing but a two-bit wh*re for Fidel Castro.”