Meghan McCain calls out Ivanka Trump for keeping silent on family separation policy
It looks like McCain and Bee share the same views on immigration children, but so far the first daughter has not spoken about the matter yet
After hearing the heartbreaking and devastating audio of immigrant children screaming for their parents and family in a border detention center, The View's Meghan McCain shared her thoughts and opinions on the matter.
On the show, Meghan said, "I don’t know how you can listen to that and not feel somewhat differently about this," which led to asking a much more important question, "Where is Ivanka in all of this? Because she’s all for women and mothers and she has a White House role. And I’m sort of interested that her whole platform has been women and mothers and she doesn’t seem to have anything to say about this," McCain added.
Meghan McCain's comments come shortly after those of her father, Sen. John McCain who spoke out against Trump's policy on Twitter. The Republican senator wrote, "The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded. The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now."
Ironically, McCain was arguing the exact same point that Samantha Bee had made about Ivanka Trump on her show almost three weeks ago before many members of media acknowledged the family separation situation at the border.
Bee was the first late night host to talk about the issue. She also condemned the first daughter for posting a picture of herself and her son on Instagram amidst the backlash to the new policy.
Bee shared, "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 cunt!"
However, the only thing people took from that comment was the last two words completely defeating the purpose of what was being said. "He listens to you! Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to fuckin’ stop it," Bee added.
On Samantha's show, Full Frontal, Bee took the time to recap 'New York Times' recent report that the government has totally lost track of around 1,500 immigrant children.
At the beginning of the show, Bee said, "We are going to talk about racism and I just popped an Ambien, so buckle up, everyone!" It is a known fact that there are terrible immigration policies and mistreatment of immigration children and Bee pointed out that Trump is "just making it so much worse".
Meghan McCain was amongst those who criticized Bee for her remarks and took to retweeting a message from Megyn Kelly calling it "disgusting" and also arguing that such profanity similar to Robert DeNiro yelling "F*** Trump" at the Tony Awards was not the solution to the problem.
McCain said on 'The View', "When you’re talking about how Trump is degrading our national discourse with his language, this is not the way to combat Trump, it only helps him."
In Samantha's defense, she seemed like she regretted using the word but also slammed the media for not focusing on the larger message.
On her show, Full Frontal, Bee said, "A lot of people were offended and angry that I used an epithet to describe the president’s daughter and adviser last week. It is a word I have used on the show many times, hoping to reclaim it. This time, I used it as an insult. I crossed the line. I regret it and I do apologize for that."
"I should have known that a potty-mouthed insult would be inherently more interesting to them than juvenile immigration policy. I’m really sorry that I said that word but you know what, civility is just nice words. Maybe we should all worry a little bit more about the niceness of our actions," she continued.
Many women have no interest in the word 'cunt' being reclaimed but would like the word to just disappear.
Bee said, "I don’t blame them. I don’t want to inflict more pain on them. I want this show to be challenging and I want it to be honest, but I never intended 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. I hate that I did something to contribute to the nightmare of 24-hour news cycles that we’re all white-knuckling through."
"I should have known that a potty-mouthed insult would be inherently more interesting to [the media] 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," Bee continued.
Television advertising is getting caught up in the crossfire of the country's heated political battles. When TV stars such as Roseanne Barr, Samantha Bee, or Laura Ingraham get into any sort of trouble, advertisers start to retreat in fear of risking their brand name and image.
Such sort of an advertiser fallout hit Samantha Bee hard who used a vulgar term to describe the first daughter, Ivanka Trump. Commercial time on the show has dropped 75% since the controversy, according to data from Kantar Media, as reported by La Times.