Donald Trump Responds to Roseanne Cancellation

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And President Donald Trump finally weighed in on the rapidly unfolding controversy Wednesday, questioning why the head of ABC parent company Disney had called Valerie Jarrett - the target of Barr's racist comments - to apologize, when he hadn't received similar treatment.

But did ABC do "the wrong thing" by rebooting "Roseanne" to begin with? She apologized to those who had lost their jobs because of her action, but also condemned cast members who threw her under the bus, in her words.

He added: "'ABC lost maybe $1 billion (£750,450,000) from this; this show was grinding out money hand over fist and they lost it all because somebody didn't say, 'Get that phone out of her hand"'.

She wrote: "Don't feel sorry for me, guys!" Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, issued a statement Tuesday calling Barr's tweet "abhorrent, repugnant" and announced the show "Roseanne" - which the network had picked up for a second season - was being canceled. That's partly why Barr attacked her. Barr frequently uses her Twitter account to deride Democrats.

"He wanted me to know before he made it public that he was canceling the show", Jarrett said in an interview on MSNBC. And she says in one of her tweets - there were three rapid-fire today - 'It was a joke. But few if any shows with a national audience as large as "Roseanne" had have been so abruptly canceled.

In other tweets, Barr said that she was exhausted of "being attacked and belittled more than other comedians who have said worse" and asked for people not to boycott ABC, saying that the network has the right to "do what they wish".

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The Disney CEO then went a step further and called Jarrett, according to the president.

"This is a person who, left to her own devices, is not totally in control", Harbert said. The network had previously asked her to tone down her controversial statements on social media.

The two officers involved have been put on desk duty while their conduct is investigated, but Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano said he thinks the cops "were doing their job" because the Weinman "refused to comply". He probably would have made the same decision ABC made, he said.

Jarrett, one of the most prominent African American women in politics, was one of President Obama's top aides. "Everybody is still in shock at how quickly this all went down", he said. They do it because we have a white trash racist president.

"I don't understand it to be anything other than free speech", said host Harris Faulkner.

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