SNL writer credited on Weekend Update spinoff after suspension over Barron Trump tweet
Katie Rich was suspended indefinitely in January
Bill Hader wasn’t the only Saturday Night Live alum to return for Thursday’s SNL’s Weekend Update: Summer Edition. Katie Rich, who had been suspended for her controversial tweet about Barron Trump, was credited on the episode.
NBC had no comment on the news.
Back in January, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Rich tweeted of the president’s then-10-year-old son, “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.”
Rich was instantly suspended indefinitely, and soon issued an apology, writing, “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry.”
She has served as a writer on SNL since Dec. 2013, working mostly on Weekend Update.