Monica Lewinsky appears to be straddling the fence in the case of suspended “Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich and First Son Barron Trump.
A day after defending Donald Trump’s 10 year-old-son, Barron, after Rich joked about him, the notorious former White House intern Lewinsky came to the defense of the now-suspended Rich.
“Online mobs are not the answer either,” Lewinsky tweeted. “@katiemaryrich has apologized. comedy is an imperfect science. (trust me!)”
– Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) January 24, 2017
Lewinsky would seem to know plenty about comedy, having been the butt of countless jokes since the Bill Clinton administration.
Rich came under on Friday — the same day that Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States — when she tweeted a joke claiming Barron would become America’s first “homeschool shooter.”
Shortly afterward, Rich was suspended indefinitely from “Saturday Night Live.”
Following Rich’s joke, Lewinsky tweeted, “All children need to be protected from bullying + mockery. (incl #barrontrump). Let’s be better than this.”
In a case of political jokes making strange bedfellows, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton — whose father knew Lewinsky a little bit back in the day — also came to Barron Trump’s defense.
“Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does — to be a kid,” Clinton tweeted on Sunday. “Standing up for every kid also means opposing POTUS policies that hurt kids.”