“Saturday Night Live” on Monday suspended writer Katie Rich following a tweet she sent last week disparaging Barron Trump, TheWrap has learned.
An individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap that Rich was suspended immediately after she posted — then deleted — a tweet on Friday in which she joked that Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son could become the country’s first “homeschool shooter.” The suspension is indefinite.
Rich issued an apology via her Twitter account, which reads: “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry.”
“Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does — to be a kid,” former first daughter Chelsea Clinton wrote on Facebook Sunday. “Standing up for every kid also means opposing POTUS policies that hurt kids.”