On Tuesday, Samantha Bee, the host of “Full Frontal” admitted that she “didn’t learn much” from the backlash she received after she attacked Ivanka Trump back in 2018.
During an episode of “Full Frontal,” Bee referred to Donald Trump’s oldest daughter and adviser as “a feckless c—” while discussing immigration policy. She received major backlash from Trump supporters and even the White House.
The following week, Bee issued an apology.
“It is a word I have used on the show many times, hoping to reclaim it,” Bee stated at the time. “This time, I used it as an insult. I crossed a line. I regret it and I do apologize.”
Bee appeared on “Today” and host NBC News anchor Craig Melvin asked her “last year, you caught some flak, a fair amount of flak for those comments about Ivanka Trump. What did you learn from that?”
“I didn’t learn much,” Bee responded, sparking laughter from both Melvin and co-host Al Roker. “I mean, let’s not get crazy. I still have a show to do… Yeah, no, I didn’t learn all that much from that.”
She then added, “you know what, I learned I can really take it. I learned that I can walk through fire and emerge on the other side alive.”
And, you’re still here,” Roker responded.
“Yeah,” Bee said chuckling.