President Trump has weighed in on the fallout surrounding Roseanne Barr's racist tweet targeting former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett by asking why he never received an apology for unspecified things said about him on the same network.
"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?" Trump tweeted, referring to Disney CEO Robert Iger's apology to Valerie Jarrett.
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
Jarrett said on MSNBC Tuesday night that she had received a call from Iger prior to the announcement that "Roseanne" had been canceled.
ABC and its parent company, Disney, moved quickly to cancel the "Roseanne" reboot in the wake of a series of late-night tweets by its star, one of which compared Jarrett, a former Obama adviser, to an ape.
Iger and Trump have clashed in the past. Last summer, the Disney CEO said he was stepping down from a White House business advisory council because of Trump's move to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.