Bee's Full Frontal segment on immigration in which she called Ivanka Trump a "feckless c*nt" "ended up drawing attention away from the subject and not toward it," says Sam Adams. Bee, he says, "shouldn’t have used the word in the first place—not because it’s inappropriate for her to use the word to describe another woman, or because there’s no excuse for using language equal in its harshness to the degree of her outrage, but because it was destined to obliterate whatever point she was trying to make and give rise to the kinds of false equivalencies that have been blooming like mold across conservative Twitter all day. Having failed in their hilariously misjudged bid to exchange Roseanne Barr’s scalp for Bill Maher’s—yes, Bill Maher, that beloved lion of liberalism, whatever you do, please don’t take him away!—people who didn’t care about Trump 'grabbing women by the p*ssy' are suddenly furious about his daughter being called one."
Bee played into the hands of President Trump and his supporters: "There’s an argument that this makes Bee’s comment sort of brave — that in being willing to dish schoolyard slang against a member of President Trump’s family, she’s doing what the other side doesn’t want her to." says Daniel D'Addario. "In fact, she’s playing right into their hands. Not that the right was terribly inclined to pay attention to Bee’s segments going forward, but she’s provided them a sound-bite-sized reason to dismiss her going forward."