President Donald Trump broke his conspicuous silence the cancellation of Roseanne Barr’s show on ABC.
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?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
Barr’s show was canceled Tuesday after a series of disparaging tweets launched at former advisor to Barack Obama Valarie Jarrett. The tweets said Jarrett was a product of the “Muslim Brotherhood” and the movie “Planet of the Apes.”
ABC quickly released a statement saying “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
Trump appears to be aggrieved at Disney corporation chairman Bob Iger for not calling him to apologize for his network’s coverage of him.
The president took particular aim at ABCNews after it falsely reported that former national security advisor Mike Flynn made contact with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign. Ross’s report caused the stock market to drop approximately 350 points and it took ABCNews hours to issue a correction.
Brian Ross, the reporter who made a fraudulent live newscast about me that drove the Stock Market down 350 points (billions of dollars), was suspended for a month but is now back at ABC NEWS in a lower capacity. He is no longer allowed to report on Trump. Should have been fired!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018