Melania Trump: Media Too Often Silent on Hate from the Likes of Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee and Melania Trump.
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Stephanie Grisham, Press Secretary and Communications Director for First Lady, issued a statement on behalf of Melania Trump Thursday in response to comedian Samantha Bee’s vulgar attack on Ivanka Trump.

“Time and again the Trump family and members of this Administration are subjected to false reporting, hateful rhetoric and outrageous lies all in the name of freedom of speech or comedy, yet the main stream media stays silent,” Grisham said in a statement.

“The double standard is truly astounding.”

The TBS late-night host branded President Trump’s eldest daughter a “feckless c**t” after Ivanka Trump posted to Twitter a photo of herself holding her son.

After a massive backlash prompted by the profane remark, Bee tweeted an apology.

“I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it,” the comedian said.

The network also declared culpability for the segment and said “those words should not have been aired.”

However, neither Turner nor its parent company Time Warner have indicated that CEO Jeff Bewkes will follow the lead of Disney CEO Bob Iger, who personally called Valerie Jarrett to apologize for a tweet from Roseanne Barr, who then worked for Disney subsidiary ABC.


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