President Donald Trump again condemned “Saturday Night Live” after one of its writers, Katie Rich, made a crude joke about his 10-year-old son, Barron.
“Your 10-year-old…What a wonderful, smart, charming kid. And then, they attack him; that’s got to hurt you and Melania,” Fox News’ Sean Hannity said to Trump.
“Well, Saturday Night Live—a person from Saturday Night Live was terrible,” said Trump.
“It’s a failing show, it’s not funny. Alec Baldwin’s a disaster. He’s terrible on the show and, by the way, I don’t mind some humor but it’s terrible. But for them to attack, for NBC to attack my 10-year-old son…”
‘It’s a disgrace,” Trump said.
In a tweet, Rich wrote that Barron would be the country’s “first homeschool shooter,” which was met with much revulsion.
Rich was later “indefinitely” suspended from “SNL,” the New York Times reported this week.
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
After several days, Rich deleted all the posts on her Twitter and issued an apology.
“I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry,” she wrote.
This week, the White House Press Office issued a statement about the media’s coverage of Trump’s family.
“It is a longstanding tradition that the children of Presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight. The White House fully expects this tradition to continue. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter,” it reads.