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Trump Calls for Bee to Fired

The drama surrounding late show talk host Samantha Bee intensified on Friday when United State President Donald Trump asked why she had not been fired for her derogatory comment earlier this week about his daughter, Ivanka Trump.

 

In Friday’s tweet, Trump called for the firing of Bee, saying that it was a double standard for ABC to cancel Roseanne’s Bar hit show on the heels of her racist tweets, yet, Bee is still allowed to keep her show, “Full Frontal”, despite her televised remarks to Ivanka.

 

Bee apologized Thursday for her comment made on her TBS show, admitting that she crossed the line. She had used her show to criticize Ivanka for not doing enough to prevent the separation of undocumented children from their parents as they crossed the border into the US. Not only is Ivanka Trump’s daughter and arguably his most trusted confidante, but she also has an official role in the administration as a White House Senior Adviser.

 

Trump was criticized by many in the media earlier this week for his silence on the Barr matter. Despite being a vocal supporter of Barr’s show when it first premiered earlier this year, Trump chose not to respond to her racist comments that led to the cancellation of her show. Instead, Trump used the opportunity to call out Disney CEO Bob Iger for all the biased comments made about him on the ABC family of networks.

Samantha Bee Woos Advertisers in Unconventional Way

As the front woman of Full Frontal, Samantha Bee is one of the only women hosting a late-night show these days. And she definitely seems to be willing to offer advertisers some great new enticements to invest in her show. Capitalizing off of the success of the wildly popular quiz show app HQ, Bee has designed her very own quiz show app. However, unlike HQ, it offers voters a lot more than just a few bucks. In fact, if the name is any indication, this is a very serious app. Called This Is Not a Game: The Game, the app aims to “gamify” the world of politics and voting. And Bee is betting that users will take to it quickly, although she did state that Turner exec Kevin Reilly took a big risk when he agreed to help finance the ambitious project.

 

And Bee was more than ready to let advertisers know exactly how their products could be integrated into her app. With mobile content growing more popular by the day, it seems that Bee’s bet may be a savvy one. Her willingness to sell the app made it even more appetizing, with many of her jokes landing well with a receptive audience. Referencing controversial topics such as Bill Cosby and Russian interference in American elections, Bee charmed her audience at every turn.