Trump to Disney CEO after 'Roseanne' scrapped: Where is my apology?

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On Wednesday, the president tweeted: "Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that "ABC does not tolerate comments like those" made by Roseanne Barr".

Even former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who remains a Trump supporter, condemned the White House's "toleration" of white supremacy when he appeared on "The Late Show" last August.

Barr was resoundingly condemned Tuesday, including from many who helped make her show successful. "I know that Tom really regretted the fact that we had such a wonderful writing staff together. and I know he'd like to continue using it in some fashion if that were possible".

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show", ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement, in response to Barr calling former White House aide Valerie Jarrett the offspring of the "Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes".


But the drug's manufacturer, Sanofi, said in a statement: "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication".

"When we saw and read and what happened with the tweets, it wasn't just going after someone who has served the country, it was going after someone that's been a mother to many of us", said Blake who considers Jarrett a second mom. "I am disappointed in her actions to say the least", Gilbert said on Tuesday, just before ABC announced the show's cancellation. She claimed to believe that Jarrett was of Saudi descent, then claimed to believe the adviser, who is African American, was white.

The tweet came after a profuse series of apologies from Barr for the tweet early Monday which referred to the former adviser to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett as a "child" of the "Muslim Brotherhood" and "Planet of the Apes". "I'm so sick over this-they will never have better character actors on their network".

That prompted Roseanne to accuse Fishman of throwing her under the bus.


For cast and crew members that did have longer-term contracts, Barr's show-sinking tweet could be deemed, odd as it sounds, an "act of God".

Before retweeting the conspiracy theory, Barr asked Cornett if the post was true.

The point is: America today is home to a variety of different kinds of working class families, and they don't all look and talk like the one featured in the now dead Roseanne reboot. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted two of Barr's statements about Soros, although not the remark about Jarrett.


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