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SNL Writer Suspended Indefinitely For Viciously Targeting 10-Year-Old Barron Trump

On Friday, The Daily Wire reported that Katie Rich, a writer for NBC comedy show Saturday Night Live, had viciously targeted President Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron in a crude tweet designed to demonize the first family.

After an unrelenting backlash by disgusted Americans on social media, the show has chosen to suspend Rich indefinitely. Roughly 80,000 people signed a petition, calling for her to be fired. Rich suspended her Twitter account following the outcry.

To prevent advertisers from backing out of commercials, the show met the angry mob halfway, suspending Rich rather than firing her.

On Monday afternoon, the SNL writer restored her account and tweeted a generic apology that read: “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry.”

Throughout the campaign season and beyond, SNL has gone out of its way to attack Trump, employing Alec Baldwin as a gruff impersonator. The liberal show hardly laid a finger on failed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, breaking the fourth wall on multiple occasions to sympathize with the Democratic party.

In response, Trump has called SNL “really bad television.”

But Rich’s unfunny attack against the president targeted his young son, a line that even Trump-hating SNL wasn’t willing to cross.

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