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Samantha Bee apologizes to Ivanka Trump for 'inappropriate and inexcusable' insult

Full Frontal host Samantha Bee apologized Thursday to Ivanka Trump for calling the president's daughter and senior adviser a "feckless c--t" during the Wednesday night episode of her TBS show.

Bee came under criticism for her use of the vulgar insult in a segment asking Ivanka to persuade President Trump to put a stop to his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when the family has crossed the border illegally. "Let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad's immigration practices, you feckless c--t," Bee said. "He listens to you. Put on something tight and low cut and tell him to f--king stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes, okay?"

The president has called the practice of separating migrant families "horrible" and attributed it to congressional Democrats, but his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, announced the "zero tolerance" policy earlier this month.

The White House called Bee's joke "vile and vicious" in a statement earlier Thursday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders urged Bee's network to hold her accountable.