Skip to comments.Trump breaks silence on Roseanne Barr scandal
Posted on 05/30/2018 10:12:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Trump's first public reaction to the cancellation of "Roseanne" is a shot at Disney CEO Bob Iger. What he didn't say is just as notable. He didn't say anything critical of Roseanne Barr's racist and conspiratorial tweets -- the comments that got her fired on Tuesday.
Instead, he tweeted this on Wednesday: "Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that 'ABC does not tolerate comments like those' made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn't get the call?"
Trump and Barr have been supporters of each other for years. Trump called her up when "Roseanne" drew record ratings for its premiere in March. So that's why there was speculation that he might weigh in on the show's demise.
Rather than distancing himself from Barr's racist remarks, Trump jumped right into the argument about whether she was subjected to a double standard.
Here's the context: Jarrett was one of the targets of Barr's Twitter tirade early Tuesday morning.
Barr compared Jarrett to "Planet of the Apes" and the Muslim Brotherhood, then claimed she was just joking. The tweet was widely condemned as racist.
Jarrett, one of the most prominent African American women in politics, was one of President Obama's top aides. That's partly why Barr attacked her. Barr frequently uses her Twitter account to deride Democrats.
When her attack caught fire on Twitter, Iger and his deputies moved quickly to cancel the show.
It is true that Iger called Jarrett and told her about the decision to cancel "Roseanne" shortly before it was announced on Tuesday.
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They could apologize for Jimmy Kimmel’s comments as well.
Oh, and NBC could apologize for Saturday Night Live’s comments.
Seems like we all just need to shut down our TV for thirty days.
“The tweet was widely condemned as racist.”
Being “widely condemned” (by liberals) doesn’t make it racist.
Let me fix it...
The tweet was widely condemned BY racists.
A rhetorical question. Trump know he's surrounded by these extreme lying leftist and in fact the same one's who've criminally attempted to undermine and compromise him as a candidate and then President of the United State.
Netflix could apologize and cancel Michelle Wolf’s show but saying “you really gotta knock that baby out of there” when referring to abortion you can just do whatever you want, I guess.
I’ve been disappointed by a number of weak-kneed Freepers, on this issue.
Great! But double down when the reaction comes.
In my opinion, there is NOTHING negative about VJ that is unjustified.
She is EVIL personified. She was and is the ventriloquist behind the Obama dummy.
Prominent African American? Most of us didnt even know she was AA, I just knew she was Iranian
Jarrett, one of the most prominent African American women in politics, was one of President Obama’s top aides.
She is still his top aide.
She lives in his DC mansion.
She directs his minions still in our government.
President Trump is right..where is Jimmy Kimmel’s apology to Melania Trump for the RACIST skit he made about her, mocking her accent..no outrage from the left, in fact Kimmel not only did NOT apologize, he doubled down on it the very next day. Kimmel answers to ABC, because he knows that ABC is far left and they despise this Administration, he knows he can get away with it. If he had done something similar mocking Michelle Obama, he would have been fired within MINUTES
CNN should type Ben Carson on twitter and read what people say about him on a daily basis, it would literally make them blush..but hey CNN continue to lick Jarrett’s ass
What about the ongoing CNN Continuous Lying Scandal?
Did Joy Blowhard get fired yet from The View for her bigoted remarks against Christians?
ABC has every right to do this, but don’t give me any bullshit about this violating their values. They don’t have any.
I havent been surprised, Im used to it. Just when you get a current crop of new freepers/conservatives red-pilled, along comes a new group, and youve gotta start all over.
Maher said that the American people deserve some real prove that Trump's mother wasn't "repeatedly f@#king an orangutan" back in the 1940s.
don’t forget that racist jemele hill
Roseanne should have doubled down, not apologized. What she said was not racist and was not intended to be racist.
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