SNL writer back after Barron Trump tweet

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SATURDAY Night Live writer Katie Rich appeared to be back at her job after being suspended indefinitely in January for a

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US President Donald Trump and son Barron make their way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on June 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is heading to the Camp David presidential retreat where he was due to spend the weekend. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

SATURDAY Night Live writer Katie Rich appeared to be back at her job after being suspended indefinitely in January for a controversial remark she made about President Donald Trump’s son Barron.

Rich was given writer’s credit for Thursday night’s

Weekend Update: Summer Edition

.

It’s unclear if she will continue to write for the long running hit show or if this was a one-time return according to the

New York Daily News.

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Barron Trump with his parents Melania and Donald Trump. Picture: Brendan Smialowski Source: AFP

The sketch writer was blasted on social media back in January when she tweeted about 11-year-old Barron becoming “the country’s first homeschool shooter”.

The message was left up for about three hours before Rich deleted it.

Facing a firestorm of criticism, she was forced to make her Twitter account private, blocking public viewing of it.

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A few days later, the Chicago native, who has written for

SNL

since 2013, wrote an apology for Trump.

“I sincerely apologise for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions and offensive words. It was inexcusable and I’m so sorry,” she said via Twitter.

President Trump also condemned the tweet a few days later in an interview with the

Fox News

show

Hannity.

“It’s a disgrace,” he said during the interview. “He’s a great boy, and it’s not an easy thing for him. Believe me.”

This article originally appeared on Fox News and has been republished here with permission.

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