Many observers had been waiting for Donald Trump’s reaction to the “Roseanne” controversy, particularly because Trump has expressed enthusiasm for the show. But when Trump did react with a tweet this morning, his focus wasn’t on the show’s cancellation or star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet, but on his own media coverage.
Trump’s tweet, which you can see below, reads: “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?”
In a piece on the CNN website, Brian Stelter notes: “President Trump’s first public reaction to the cancellation of ‘Roseanne’ is a shot at Disney CEO Bob Iger.” Stelter adds: “What he didn’tsay is just as notable. He didn’t say anything critical of Roseanne Barr’s racist and conspiratorial tweets — the comments that got her fired on Tuesday.”
Here’s Trump’s tweet …