The whole controversy surrounding Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet appears to have made President Donald Trump jealous.
Now, he’s asking why, oh why, hasn't ABC apologized to him. And we are still confused.
After the White House claimed that the president was too busy with important matters to care about Barr’s tweet offending former President Barack Obama’s adviser, Valerie Jarrett, the president took to Twitter to complain and offer his two cents on the entire matter.
“Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that ‘ABC does not tolerate comments like those’ made by Roseanne Barr,” he wrote on Twitter. “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
Jarrett was the subject of a tweet published by Barr on her account that likened her to the movie “Planet of the Apes.” After the tweet and Barr's excuses prompted Twitter users to drag her for her racism, ABC finally announced they were canceling her hit show reboot “Roseanne.”
Yet the president, who often complains about the media and not just ABC in particular, failed to mention the racist comments the network supposedly made about him. Since he could not justify his request, it’s clear he has no idea what he’s talking about.
Twitter promptly noticed and, of course, criticized him for it.
It’s scary and depressing knowing he is our president— Jillian (@Pheramuse) May 30, 2018
I have never seen such a pathetic display of constantly playing the victim in my life. You are an old white man that has only experienced the most extravagant white privilege in life. You have no idea what pain suffering or being discriminated against is like how dare you compare— Lori (@LSuds614) May 30, 2018
So you're just gonna ignore her comments all together and focus the conversation onto yourself? Typical.— Jabreakit Jabawtit (@HolyShtANinja) May 30, 2018
You are a baby. You encourage this foul conversation and hateful speech. You are the cause of it. No phone call for you.— Carrie Fiebka (@cfiebkarocks) May 30, 2018
Oh, does poor widdow donnie have his feefees hurt?— Steve Green (@MakeMineMore) May 30, 2018
Some users even called him a narcissist.
Narcissistic personality disorder is found more commonly in men.— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) May 30, 2018
Symptoms include an excessive need for admiration, disregard for others' feelings, an inability to handle any criticism, and a sense of entitlement.
GET HELP: https://t.co/mHMEPyHdU7
The fact that the president would go as far as making this whole incident about him shows that he’s not in this job to help people. Quite the contrary. It's clear that all that matters to Trump is himself.
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