On Wednesday morning, President Trump released a massive tweet aimed right at ABC.
The tweet comes less than 24 hours after reports of ABC cancelling Roseanne’s show.
The President tweeted, “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?”
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
Following yesterday’s Roseanne news, social media and the news cycle went into full gear of outrage, happiness, and the pointing out of double standards.
ABC announced, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
Barr apologized before ABC’s statement on Tuesday, saying that her statement about Jarrett was a “joke” that made “in bad taste.”
“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks,” Barr said. “I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.”
I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste.
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) May 29, 2018
Reaction on social media poured in following the news:
Kimmel mocked Melania’s accent.
Joy Behar called Pence mentally ill for having faith in God.
Bill Maher makes countless racist comments.
Keith Olbermann calls Trump “a F*cking NAZI!”
ABC: “YOU’RE FIRED YOU HATEFUL, RACIST, TRUMP SUPPORTER!”
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) May 30, 2018
ABC has just canceled “Roseanne” due to her comments on Twitter that don’t align with their “values.”
This is coming from the same hypocritical network that allows shows like The View & Jimmy Kimmel to spew their hateful rhetoric.
Bad move, ABC.
Your ratings are about to TANK.
— Educating Liberals (@Education4Libs) May 29, 2018
Wait, Bill Maher makes comparisons to Trump being a gorilla all the time?
They get classified as "jokes" by the media and he is of course allowed to keep his show and not have his life ruined
Bill Maher is a liberal, Roseanne is a free-thinking Trump supporter
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 29, 2018
Roseanne made some racist comments, apologized for it and her show was taken off the air.
Joy Behar, Joy Reid and Jimmy Kimmel make racist comments, constantly attack this administration for their beliefs in god and yet they still have a platform with no recourse. LIBERAL BIAS!
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) May 29, 2018
Do you think Roseanne Barr is a racist?
— Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) May 29, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 29, 2018
The Double standards are glaring. The Hypocrisy of the media is AMAZING. do they really think we don't see it? REALLY?
— Kay Matte (@kay_matte) May 29, 2018
What about The View!!! #DoubleStandard
— Tarheel Forever (@Cbingham88) May 29, 2018
As we previously reported at I Love My Freedom:
Yes, Barr’s tweet was controversial, but ABC has arguably been looking for any excuse to cut her pro-Trump show since it became the highest rated program on television.
In fact, ABC in particular has allowed its host and contributors to make egregious comments about President Donald Trump and his supporters without any reprisal or push back.
How about ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel mocking First Lady Melania Trump’s accent?
What about when Fox News host Sean Hannity exposed Kimmel for being a pervert? Hannity tweeted out numerous videos of Kimmel from years ago, where he is asking women to feel his crotch, and even “joked” that one girl was underage. ABC didn’t condone his abhorrent behavior nor did they cancel his show.
What about the left-wingers liberals on ABC’s “The View,” who call Trump a liar, compare him to Hitler, and call his supporters stupid? None of the liberal panelists have apologized or faced any actions for their comments.
Other media outlets have done the exact same thing for their liberal contributors who make disgusting and egregious comments about Americans.
How about MSNBC’s Joy Reid getting busted a second time in recent months for having dozens of bigoted, homophobic posts on her personal blog that slandered the LGBT community? Not a peep from ABC.
Remember when MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski “joked” that President Trump has a sexually transmitted disease? She made the unverified, despicable comment last month and never once faced any backlash.
Sign the petition to boycott ABC here.