Donald Trump denounces the controversy of Roseanne Barr


Trump is not sure why he never received a call from Disney CEO Bob Iger after “horrible comments” were made about his presidency on ABC.

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Donald Trump weighed in on the Roseanne Barr controversy by calling out Disney CEO Bob Iger. In one Tweeter posted on May 30, the president wondered why Iger called up the subject of Barr’s racist joke, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, to tell him that ABC “does not tolerate comments like these “while Iger did not do the same with Trump. The president alleges that ABC broadcast “horrible comments” about his presidency and not once has he heard from Iger.

ABC’s Bob Iger called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like” Roseanne Barr’s, “Trump said. “Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRID statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call? “

Barr received a backlash and had his ABC sitcom “Roseanne” canceled after making a racist joke on Twitter in which she called Jarrett a cross between the “Muslim Brotherhood” and the “Planet of the Apes.” The actress then apologized to the cast and crew of her show who are now unemployed. In her apology, Barr admitted that she “did something unforgivable” and “made a mistake.”

Trump and Barr are old friends, and the President of the United States was one of the most vocal supporters when the cover of “Roseanne” first premiered at record odds. Trump even called Barr personally to congratulate her on the show’s success.

ABC called off the rival following Barr’s tweet outage, calling the joke “obnoxious.” Iger supported the network’s decision to pull the show and said it was the “right thing.” The revival had been renewed for a second season, which would have debuted on ABC this fall.

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