Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich has reportedly been suspended for her Friday evening tweet targeting President Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron with a joke that he “will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” Sources close to both Deadline and TheWrap reported on Monday afternoon that the long-running comedy sketch show has indefinitely suspended Rich, and her name was not in the credits for Saturday evening’s episode hosted by Aziz Ansari. As outcry over her tweet grew, Rich made her account private before returning Monday afternoon, scrubbed all past tweets, and issued an apology: “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I'm so sorry.” Rich has reportedly worked for SNL since 2013 when she was hired to write for the “Weekend Update” segment.
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