Samantha Bee apologizes for Eric Trump tweet about workplace harassment
Samantha Bee posted a tweet mocking Eric Trump’s statements on workplace sexual harassment, and now, she’s apologized — sort of.
During a Tuesday appearance on CBS This Morning, the second-oldest son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was asked about the Roger Ailes sexual harassment allegations at Fox News. He defended his father’s comments to USA Today about how he would expect his daughter, Ivanka, to react if she were sexually harassed in the workplace. “I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case,” Donald Trump told the newspaper.
“I think what he’s saying is, Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman, she wouldn’t allow herself to be objected to it,” Eric Trump said, after disavowing workplace harassment in general. “And by the way, you should take it up with Human Resources, and I think she would as a strong person, at the same time, I don’t think she would allow herself to be subjected to that. I think that’s a point he was making, and I think he did so well.”
Enter Bee who took to her Twitter account for her TBS show Full Frontal to post a photo of Eric Trump with a slain leopard and a fake quote. “‘She was asking for it. A strong cheetah would never allow itself to be subjected to getting shot.’ -@EricTrump,” the tweet reads.
Commenters pointed out that the dead animal was a leopard, not a cheetah, prompting Bee to double down on her barbs directed at Eric Trump. “The joke was supposed to be on him, but in the end, it was on us. Thousands of patriots came spilling out of the woodwork to let us know that we had misidentified the animal in the picture,” a statement from the Full Frontal team reads. “For that we are deeply, deeply sorry.”
From there, Full Frontal shared four more photos of Eric Trump with killed animals — all mislabeled. And in the final tweet, Eric Trump was referred to as Tiffany Trump, Donald Trump’s second-oldest daughter.