Samantha Bee went after Ivanka Trump on her TBS show Full Frontal on Wednesday, and Megyn Kelly was none too happy.
The popular television host was criticizing the Trump administration’s new policy of separating children who illegally cross the southern border from their parents, and ended the segment with a vulgar plea to the president’s closest aide.
After showing a photo of Ivanka and her toddler son Theodore, Bee said: ‘You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c***.’
That was too much for Kelly, who decided to take aim at Bee on Twitter and drag Roseanne Barr into the debate.
‘This is disgusting. How is this acceptable? And how are we expected to take any of these publications seriously if they gleefully repost something like this at the same time they (rightfully) condemn @therealroseanne?’ wrote Kelly.
‘You know the saying Love is Love? Well Hate is Hate.’
What the feck: Samantha Bee (above) went after Ivanka Trump for posting a photo with her son after her father started a new border policy that separates children from their parents
Backlash: Megyn Kelly (above) responded by calling her tweet ‘disgusting’
Tweet beat: She then attack media who ‘gleefully repost something like this at the same time they (rightfully) condemn @therealroseanne?’
‘Tearing children away from their parents is so evil it’s the inciting incident in almost every movie we’ve ever cared about,’ said Bee of the administration’s new policy.
She later said: ‘But don’t worry the Trump administration has a really good explanation for why they’re treating migrants like animals. It was Obama’s idea.’
That was a reference to President Trump’s claims that the refusal of Democrats to support his border wall has forced him to enact this new policy.
Bee did point out that while he did not employ the same practice, Barack Obama also reacted a number of immigration policies that were controversial at the time.
‘Donald Trump didn’t invent this issue he’s just making it so much worse,’ claimed Bee.
‘Now everyone who even approaches the border is treated like a criminal.’
She then ended with her Ivanka comment, one that Meghan McCain also seemed to take issue with as she retweeted Kelly.
Bee also added: ‘He listens to you. Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f***ing stop it. Tell him that was an Obama thing and see how it goes.’
The picture of Ivanka affectionately hugging her youngest son Theodore that has landed her in hot water, with the mother-of-three captioning the Instagram post by writing: ‘My [love].’
The backlash to Ivanka’s post was swift, with actor Patton Oswalt tweeting: ‘Isn’t it the just the best to snuggle your little one — knowing exactly where they are, safe in your arms? It’s the best. The BEST. Right, Ivanka? Right?’
Chelsea Handler, a frequent detractor of the Trump administration, wrote: ‘What in the world is wrong with this family? Is this picture supposed to remind Mexican asylum seekers what they’ve lost?’
And singer Halsey, 23, tweeted: ‘I wonder what #SundayMorning is like for the parents of 1500 lost children your father is responsible for. F—k your #SundayMorning.’
Loving embrace: Ivanka Trump shared a photo with her son Theodore on Instagram Sunday, which showed the mother affectionately holding her youngest child (above)
Clap back: The decision to share the photo led to backlash from some on social media, with one woman calling Ivanka as ‘nasty, soulless little troll’ (above)
Chelsea lately: Chelsea Handler, a frequent detractor of the Trump administration, wrote: ‘What in the world is wrong with this family? Is this picture supposed to remind Mexican asylum seekers what they’ve lost?’
Blame game: President Trump said over the weekend that this policy would be ended if Democrats supported his plan for a wall at the southern border (above)
That was a reference to the testimony of Steven Wagner, a senior official in the Department of Health and Human Services who told a congressional committee last month that the government had been ‘unable to determine with certainty the whereabouts of 1,475’ minor immigrant children after attempting to contact their sponsors in the last three months of 2017.
‘@IvankaTrump, you are lucky to hold your son while 1500 mothers cannot, because your father ripped their children away under a vicious policy that he created. Ivanka, #WhereAreTheChildren?’ wrote director Paola Mendoza.
And Niacarguan-born Republican pundit Ana Navaro stated: ‘@IvankaTrump, lovely picture. How nice that you get to hold your child in your arms and not face the anguish of having him torn from you and left to God knows what fate. #WhereAreTheChidren.’
President Trump meanwhile declared that it is the Democrats fault he has been forced to carry out this policy, which he has falsely declared on multiple occasions is a law.
‘Put pressure on the Democrats to end the horrible law that separates children from there parents once they cross the Border into the U.S. Catch and Release, Lottery and Chain must also go with it and we MUST continue building the WALL! DEMOCRATS ARE PROTECTING MS-13 THUGS,’ tweeted President Trump on Saturday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions first announced the administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy in a memo to federal prosecutors in early April.
He then followed that up a month later by announcing that the Department of Homeland Security would now refer all persons illegally crossing the border for prosecution in federal court.
As a further deterrent he added: ‘If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child may be separated from you as required by law.’
Ivanka has made no acknowledgement of the outcry, which she previously faced just a week into her father’s presidency when she shared a photo of herself and husband Jared Kushner in black-tie attire just hours after the Trump administration announced it would ban the residents of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States.
That photo was posted before Ivanka had formally accepted a role in her father’s administration.