Trump breaks silence on Roseanne race row, attacks ABC

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The President himself made it all about his reputation, too, tweeting: 'Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that "ABC does not tolerate comments like those" made by Roseanne Barr.

"I'm so sick over this - they will never have better character actors on their network", she said when discussing John and Laurie.

In an afternoon of self pitying tweets, Barr today also said it had been a "joyous experience" to work on the Roseanne show again but "not the right time", and that "going out on top is good!"

Barr's Twitter rant included comparing former White House aide Valerie Jarrett, a black woman, to an ape; reviving PizzaGate conspiracy theories; and insulting Chelsea Clinton's appearance.

"According to sources ABC President Channing Dungey had a long conversation via phone with former First Lady Michelle Obama before deciding to cancel the Roseanne show", the tweet read.

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Despite her insistence that her followers not defend the tweet, Barr on Wednesday morning retweeted a number of conservative users who suggested that liberal commentators should be fired for making insensitive jokes about President Trump, seeming to point to a double standard in Barr's firing.

"I feel devastated, not for the end of the Roseanne show, but for all those who poured their hearts and souls into our jobs, and the audience that welcomed us into their homes". But her show drew praise from President Donald Trump, who attributed its popularity in part to his supporters. After Sara and Michael slammed her social media activity, she tweeted that they had thrown her "under the bus".

That's a fact. Donald Trump - Roseanne and I have both known him 30 years. "And he said to me, oh my gosh, you married up in the world. I will examine all of my options carefully and get back to U [sic]". "Today my words caused hundreds of hardworking people to lose their jobs", Barr wrote in a tweet, one in a series of posts Tuesday night.

She also sent a message directly to Jarret, offering her apology.

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