By Chip McLean
(Daily Caller) — A number of companies that once ran commercials during Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” have begun to pull out after she made a controversial joke aimed at Ivanka Trump.
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Both Autotrader and State Farm severed ties with the network in the wake of outcries after Bee referred to President Donald Trump’s daughter as a “feckless c***” during the hostess’s Wednesday night broadcast.
“Thank you to those who reached out regarding our sponsorship of ‘Full Frontal,’” Autotrader said in a statement from its official Twitter account Thursday. “The comments expressed by Samantha Bee were offensive and unacceptable and do not reflect the views of our company. As a result, we have suspended our sponsorship of ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.’”
State Farm soon followed suit, telling TheWrap it had asked TBS “to suspend our advertising.”
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Chip McLean is the founder and editor/publisher of Outsider News Publishing, the umbrella for Capitol Hill Outsider, Capitol Hill Coffee House and Rino Tracker (co-founded with Chris Adamo). Chip is a former broadcaster and long time sales professional whose interest in politics began in 1964 at the age of eight, when his parents took him to a Barry Goldwater rally during the presidential campaign. He identifies himself as a “constitutionalist” and started the “Outsider” as a response to an out-of-control federal government that has seen both major parties disregard the very document they are sworn to uphold. In addition to his work at Outsider News Publishing, Chip’s columns have appeared in a number of online publications, including NewsWithViews, Canada Free Press and Renew America.