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Donald Trump calls Samantha Bee slur response ‘double standard’

Samantha Bee, seen in May 2016, issued a

Samantha Bee, seen in May 2016, issued a statement Thursday saying her language was "inappropriate and inexcusable." Credit: AP / Invision / Evan Agostini

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday it’s a “total double standard” that comedian Samantha Bee wasn’t fired for using a vulgar term to describe his daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump after ABC canceled the show “Roseanne” when its star posted a racist tweet.

Trump tweeted: “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!”

Bee apologized Thursday, saying she had “crossed a line” in using the insult in her TBS show “Full Frontal” on Wednesday. TBS also apologized but announced no disciplinary action for Bee.

Bee’s show aired a day after ABC quickly canceled “Roseanne” for its star Roseanne Barr’s tweets suggesting that Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, had been born to the “Muslim brotherhood” and “planet of the apes.”

Barr apologized, but ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey canceled the show and said, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”

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