While Paula Faris called for more consequences, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were more focused on Donald's reaction to it all.
Samantha Bee apologized Thursday after calling Ivanka Trump a "feckless c--t" on her show this week while imploring her to do something about her father's immigration policies. This morning, Donald Trump took to Twitter to wonder why action wasn't taken against Bee, tweeting, "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!"
By calling it a "double standard," he seemed to be referencing Roseanne Barr's show getting canceled by ABC after her racist tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is African-American, to a character from "Planet of the Apes."
"You have to separate out racism," Sara Haines said on Friday, saying there's definitely a difference between the two comments. "I think the joke was inappropriate. I didn't think it was funny. That word for me, especially women using that about women, it wasn't right for me. But it was not racism and that's what the president doesn't understand."
Paula Faris said she believes there "should be consequences" for what Bee said, but also agreed that "racism is racism and there's no moral equivalency to what Roseanne did." In her mind, however, "What makes this particularly egregious, if you think about it, this was scripted, this was pre-produced, it was in the can, it was approved by the network and then it was broadcast. The network then used their platform to allow her to broadcast. I think there has to be some consequences."
FYI: the network also apologized and pulled video of Bee's comment down after the uproar. "Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night," TBS said in a statement. "Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it."
To Sunny Hostin, Trump's tweet says a lot about him and where his priorities lay. "My issue is, we're talking now about Samantha Bee, but we're not talking about Roseanne's racist comments about Valerie Jarrett and this president has yet to come out and condemn those comments," she said. "He comes out against Colin Kaepernick, he comes out against Starbucks because they banned the Christmas cups. It seems to me that he wants to talk to about everything but the actual racism that's going on in our country with African-American men. He doesn't care about African-Americans in this country, that's the problem."
Ana Navarro added that his reaction to the Bee controversy "plays into his narrative of wanting to get rid of a foe," adding that he "likes people who are good to him, who suck up to him, like Roseanne, who support him, like Roseanne. He does not like people who confront him and criticize him, like Sam Bee." She also pointed out that "unlike Donald Trump and the people who work in his White House," Bee owned up to her "mistake" and showed regret.
When Faris once again asked about consequences, Behar said, "The consequences are the advertisers pulled out and that's the threat to the show."
Watch the whole debate below.