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Fox & Friends’ Ainsley Earhardt: Is ‘Deep State’ Behind Samantha Bee Remark?

Fox & Friends took on the controversy surrounding TBS comic Samantha Bee‘s crude derision of Ivanka Trump on Friday morning, and host Ainsley Earhardt suggested there may be something else behind her attacks on the administration: the Deep State.

It’s Trumpworld’s favorite bogeyman: A nefarious cabal of intelligence operatives — from the CIA, FBI, DOJ, you name it — working behind the scenes to sabotage the president, by all means necessary. Including, apparently, a late night show on TBS.

Earhardt’s comment came after David Bossie, a former Trump aide, blasted Bee, “Hollywood derangement,” and whipped out his oft-repeated catch phrase: “They hate this president more than they love this country, the left.”

“What is it?” Earhardt asked. “Is it the Deep State? Anything that a conservative does, they want to go after their love life, their background, their money, their children.”

In case you missed it: Bee, in a monologue on her TBS show Full Frontal, called Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt” for her father’s immigration policies. Ivanka is a senior adviser in the Trump administration.

The video is also worth watching for Bossie, who was deputy campaign manager for Donald “Grab ‘Em” Trump’s 2016 campaign, asking with a straight face: “Why is everything now in the gutter? Why has everything become personal?”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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