Samantha Bee apologizes to women, migrant kids for crudely insulting Ivanka Trump, cleanly savages ripping kids from parents

Samantha Bee has another go at child migrant policy
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"A lot of people were offended and angry that I used an epithet to describe the president's daughter and adviser last week," Samantha Bee said on Wednesday's Full Frontal. She has used the word "c--t" on the show "many times, hoping to reclaim it," Bee said. "This time I used it as an insult, I crossed the line, I regret it, and I do apologize for that." Lots of women don't want the word reclaimed, they want it gone, she added. "I want this show to be challenging and I want it to be honest, but I never wanted it to hurt anyone — except Ted Cruz. Many men were also offended by my use of the word — I do not care about that."

"I hate that this distracted from more important issues" and contributed to "the nightmare of 24-hour news cycles that we're all white-knuckling through," Bee said. "I should have known that a potty-mouthed insult would be inherently more interesting to them than juvenile immigration policy. I would do anything to help those kids, I hate that this distracted from them, so to them I am also sorry." And if you want to save civility, or "nice words," she advised, don't look to comedians.

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