President Trump on Thursday spoke for the first time about the ABC cancellation of “Roseanne” knocking out the network for not excused in other cases, where people in connection to the ABC have made anti-Trump comments.
President Trump on Wednesday spoke out for the first time about the ABC cancellation of “Roseanne” knocking out the network for not excused in other cases, where people have done “terrible” anti-Trump comments on ABC.
“Bob Iger of ABC by the name of Valerie Jarrett to tell her that ABC does not tolerate any comments like this” made by Roseanne Barr,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “Man, he never President Donald J. Trump to apologize called, for the TERRIBLE statements and said to me, on ABC. Maybe I didn’t get the call?'”
Bob Iger of ABC by the name of Valerie Jarrett to tell her that “ABC does not tolerate any comments like this” by Roseanne Barr. Man, he was never President Donald J. Trump to apologize called, for the TERRIBLE statements and said to me, on ABC. Maybe I didn’t get the call?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30. May 2018
ABC on Tuesday canceled Barr’s popular reboot of “Roseanne”, shortly after she published a racist tweet targeting Jarrett, a former top Obama White House aide. In a now-deleted tweet, Barr Jarrett as “the Muslim brotherhood & the planet of the apes had a baby.”
Jarrett said later on Tuesday that Disney CEO Bob Iger had called them before the network canceled the show in response to Barr’s tweets.
“He apologized,” Jarrett said in an MSNBC appearance. “He said he had zero tolerance for this type of racist, bigoted comment, and he wanted me to know before he made it public that he cancel his show, and so I guess that you did this so quickly.”
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Trump’s tweet was the first time, mentioned the US President accepted the resignation. He has not specified what anti-Trump comments were on ABC.
On Tuesday night, the President held a rally in Nashville, Tenn., but not to mention, Jarrett, or Barr’s comments. When asked what the president’s reaction was to Barr’ tweets, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the President was focused on North Korea, trade and the economy.
“The President is focused on North Korea. He focused on trade agreements. And he focused on the rebuilding of our military, the economy. And this is what he spends his time; respond to other things,” Sanders said on Tuesday.
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Asked whether the President Roseanne said the show would be canceled, Sanders said: “what he spends his time on. And I think that we go much bigger things in the country now.”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.