In the immediate aftermath of the blatantly racist tweets sent by comedian Roseanne Barr that resulted in her losing her hit ABC sitcom revival, President Donald Trump remained dead silent on the controversy. Despite previously embracing the comic after the Roseanne reboot debuted to huge ratings while depicting her character as a Trump supporter, the president decided to not address the matter during a campaign rally in Nashville Tuesday night.
Well, that silence has been broken. And, unsurprisingly, Trump made it all about himself.
Referencing the fact that Disney CEO Bob Iger contacted former Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett to apologize for Barr likening her to an ape, Trump whined that Iger never called him to apologize about what was said about him on ABC’s airwaves.
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
As you can see in the tweet above, he referenced himself in the third-person while wondering where Iger’s phone call was saying he was sorry ABC had made “HORRIBLE statements” about the president.
What exactly is the president talking about here? Who knows? In the end, no matter what, he’ll find a way to portray himself as the victim of the “FAKE NEWS” media, regardless of the subject and topic.