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Trump slams TV host for insulting Ivanka

Washington, June 2: US President Donald Trump has fired off an angry tweet at a TV host who had made insulting comments against his daughter Ivanka earlier this week. “Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show?” Trump said in the tweet on Friday, referring to Bee’s attack on her show “Full Frontal” on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. In a monologue criticising the administration’s immigration policies, Bee, a comedian, used derogatory language to describe Ivanka, triggering an uproar.

Bee apologised for her comment the following morning, tweeting that she’d “crossed the line” and the insult was “inappropriate and inexcusable” but two advertisers of the show pulled out of their sponsorship. “The comments expressed by Samantha Bee were offensive and unacceptable and do not reflect the views of our company. As a result, we have suspended our sponsorship of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” car dealer Autotrader said. The White House also fired back at Bee, saying the language used by Bee was “vile and vicious”. (IANS)

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