U.S. President Donald Trump stands with his son Barron Trump inside of the inaugural parade reviewing stand in front of the White House on January 20.
Saturday Night Live's role as an inexhaustible source of Trump mocking hit an obstacle Monday when one of the show's writers was suspended indefinitely for a tasteless tweet about President Trump's youngest child, 10-year-old Barron.
However, on Monday she was back online to issue an apology.
"I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet", Rich tweeted.
Dan Harmon, creator of Community and co-creator of Rick and Morty, tweeted that he would hire her following the news of her suspension. There is now only one post on her Twitter feed - an apology to Barron.
Katie Rich's tweet said that Barron Trump, seen here, will be the nation's first homeschooled shooter.
But Goldman says with social media the ugly messages are carried much faster and farther than ever before.
Even before Rich's tweet, "Saturday Night Live" had a contentious relationship with President Trump. "Low IQ indeed", one person wrote.
She has since taken down her website and social media pages.
Barron Trump is not homeschooled - he and his mother, first lady Melania Trump, will reportedly remain in NY so he can finish his current school year.
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton pleaded with people on Facebook to lay off Barron Trump - while simultaneously using him as a political prop to call out President Trump's policies. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words.
Despite the apparent animosity between her parents and Trump, it is not surprising Clinton would come to Barron's defense. In the same tweet, she wrote that standing up for kids means opposing policies from Donald Trump that could be harmful to children.