Ivanka Trump on facing criticism: 'I'll absorb the body blows'

Talk show host Samantha Bee’s vulgar comment last month about Ivanka Trump prompted numerous rebukes, but none of them came from Trump herself.

The first daughter and White House adviser recently revealed why.

Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Friday, “I have chosen, and I made a conscientious decision a long time ago, that I was not going to get into the fray, and that means that I’ll absorb the body blows that come my way.”

“It is important to me to focus on the task at hand, which is serving the American people,” she continued.

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Bee referred to Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c***” on her TBS show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

As CBS News notes, “Bee called Ivanka Trump the c-word toward the end of a segment about President Trump’s immigration policies…She used the slur while urging Ivanka Trump to speak to her father about policies that separate children from their parents.”

Amid criticism, Bee issued an apology.

“I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night,” Bee wrote on Twitter. “It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”