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Trump Tweets About Roseanne Controversy

President complains about 'HORRIBLE' statements made about him on ABC
By Janet Cromley,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2018 11:54 AM CDT
In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Roseanne Barr participates in the "Roseanne" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – It’s official: President Trump has weighed in on the Roseanne controversy. He tweeted Wednesday, “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?" Trump has some history with the Disney CEO: Last June, Iger quit Trump’s business advisory council in response to the White House’s decision to exit the Paris climate agreement, per CNN. Iger has spoken out from time to time on hot-button political issues, a departure from Disney's long-standing reluctance to weigh in on such topics, as the New York Times detailed in an October profile. (Barr blamed her racist tweet against Jarrett on Ambien; the drug's maker burned her in response.)

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