During an interview with Sean Hannity, the President said this was a 'terrible' attack on his son. Trump also stated he didn't 'mind some humor but it's terrible. For them to attack, for NBC to attack my 10-year-old son...it's a disgrace. He's a great boy. And it's not an easy thing for him. Believe me.'
Trump had a long interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity and went over a diverse mix of issues, from Madonna's 'disgusting' outspokenness to foreign policy issues he plans to tackle while coming into office.
The Saturday Night Live writer posted the Barron Trump tweet during the inaugural festivities, but after catching widespread ire, she took the tweet down and deactivated her account. The following Saturday's program, her name did not appear in the credits.
According to a source close to SNL, Rich was suspended immediately after she posted the tweet. The suspension is indefinite, with some rumors flying around that she may have been fired from the program or will be in the future.
Rich reactivated her account this afternoon to issue an apology.
I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I'm so sorry.— Katie Rich (@katiemaryrich) January 23, 2017
Considering the major successes that SNL has had with sketches involving Trump, it's possible that Rich felt empowered to mock anything related to Trump, even the young child.
Countless people on Twitter hopped online to voice their opinions about the joke and what how they think SNL should handle the situation.
Any adult who cyber bullies a child should NEVER hold a position of power! What's next - SNL skits? https://t.co/zpgzNMKn3N— ⚜KathleenTrumpPence⚜ (@KNP2BP) January 22, 2017
@katiemaryrich I guess free speech isn't included in "making American great again" esp from a female.— JLilpantz (@JLilpantz) January 23, 2017
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[H/T Daily Mail]