(JTA) — Television host Samantha Bee apologized for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c***” on her TBS late night show “Full Frontal” after she came under fire for the comment.
In a Thursday tweet, Bee called her statement from the previous night’s show “inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”
On her show, Bee referenced a social media post by President Donald Trump’s Jewish daughter showing Ivanka Trump and her young son snuggling.
“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***!’” Bee said.
“He listens to you,” she added. “Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f***ing stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes, OK?”
Bee was criticizing the federal government for reportedly “losing” last year some 1,500 migrant children. The issue had come to the fore over the weekend when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that migrants attempting to enter the country without documentation would be separated from their children.
TBS is owned by Turner, a subsidiary of Time Warner.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Bee’s language was “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.”