A week after crudely insulting Ivanka Trump in an attempt to draw attention to the plight of immigrant children being separated from their parents, late night talk show host Samantha Bee apologized for a second time, this time on her program, Full Frontal. During the cold open, she said, "I crossed the line. I regret it and I do apologize for that. The problem is that many women have been called that at the worst time in their lives. A lot of them don't want that word reclaimed. They want it gone. I don't want to inflict more pain on them. I want this show to be challenging and I want it to be honest but I never intended it to hurt anyone. Except Ted Cruz."

She added, "Many men were also offended by my use of the word. I do not care about that. I hate that this distracted from more important issues. I hate that I did something to contribute to the nightmare of 24-hour news cycles that we're all white-knuckling through. I should have known that a potty-mouthed insult would be inherently more interesting to them than juvenile immigration policy. I would do anything to help those kids. I hate that this distracted from them and so to them I am also sorry." (Full remarks below.)

In the May 30th Full Frontal episode, Bee addressed Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser and businesswoman, who had recently tweeted a photo showing her holding one of her children and saying, "My ♥️! #SundayMorning." The tweet's dissonance with the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy of separating undocumented children sparked widespread scorn. In her segment, Bee showed the photo and said, "You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another: Do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c*nt! He listens to you! Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to fucking stop it!"

Bee's crass joke came on the heels of ABC cancelling Roseanne Barr's rebooted Roseanne after Barr posted a racist tweet, and the Trump administration quickly drew a false equivalency between Barr's bigotry and Bee's vulgarity. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters, "The language used by Samantha Bee last night is vile and vicious. The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling. Her disgusting comments and show are not fit for broadcast, and executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network."

President Trump himself complained on Twitter, "Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show? A total double standard but that’s O.K., we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!"

"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 Tweeted on May 31 in an apology. "It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it."

In last night's show, Bee had another segment about the missing migrant children, but first told the audience, "Sorry for breaking America?" and then introduced an all-male panel of network censors.

Earlier this week, the United Nations said that the United States should stop separating undocumented children from parents, calling it a "serious violation of the rights of the child." The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, responded, "Once again, the United Nations shows its hypocrisy by calling out the United States while it ignores the reprehensible human rights records of several members of its own Human Rights Council. While the High Commissioner’s office ignorantly attacks the United States with words, the United States leads the world with its actions, like providing more humanitarian assistance to global conflicts than any other nation."

Read Samantha Bee's full remarks from Full Frontal With Samantha Bee on June 6th:

Hi I'm Samantha Bee. You know, a lot of people were offended and angry that I used an epithet to describe the president’s daughter last week. It is a word I have used on the show many times trying to reclaim it. This time I used it as an insult. I crossed the line. I regret it and I do apologize for that. The problem is that many women have been called that at the worst time in their lives. A lot of them don't want that word reclaimed. They want it gone. I don't want to inflict more pain on them. I want this show to be challenging and I want it to be honest but I never intended it to hurt anyone. Except Ted Cruz.

Many men were also offended by my use of the word. I do not care about that. I hate that this distracted from more important issues. I hate that I did something to contribute to the nightmare of 24-hour news cycles that we're all white-knuckling through. I should have known that a potty-mouthed insult would be inherently more interesting to them than juvenile immigration policy. I would do anything to help those kids. I hate that this distracted from them and so to them I am also sorry.

And look if you are worried about the death of civility, don't sweat it. I'm a comedian people who hone their voices in basement bars while yelling back at drunk hecklers are definitely not paragons of civility. I am really sorry that I said that word, but you know what? Civility is just nice words. Maybe we should all worry a little bit more about the niceness of our actions.