Donald Trump finally chose to weigh in on the choice of ABC to fire Roseanne Barr and cancel her television show indefinitely. In a tweet, the much-derided president, Donald Trump, asked why Bob offered Barack Obama’s former aide an apology but didn’t give him one?
According to the president, there has been a lot of mud slung at him from the network, with television hosts, characters, and celebrities associated with the network frequently berating him.
Reportedly, the CEO of Disney and ABC, Bob Iger, called Obama’s former aide, Valerie Jarrett, to apologize for Roseanne’s tweet where she said that Valerie was like a mixture of “planet of the apes” and the “Muslim Brotherhood.”
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
On Wednesday, the president tweeted that it was awfully hypocritical for Iger to apologize to Valerie but not him, considering the kinds of things said about Donald on the air are significantly worse.
As you may know, Iger and Trump have their own history together. Bob Iger stepped down from Trump’s panel last year after the president announced he was leaving the Paris accord on climate change, in a decision hailed as a catastrophe by environmentalists and others concerned with global warming.
To make matters worse, the president has made many dubious claims, including the worst one during the Obama administration: that China orchestrated the theory of global warming as a conspiracy to take down the US economy.
Nevertheless, this week’s biggest controversy is the firing of Roseanne Barr following her comments against Valerie. The public’s reaction has been one of swift condemnation.
However, fans of Roseanne have clamored for ABC to drop Bill Maher as well because Bill has compared the president to an orangutan before. However, the primary difference between the two insults is that the comment against Valerie is a racially charged one, as African-Americans frequently were compared to apes historically.