President Donald Trump has broken his silence on the cancellation of "Roseanne."
In a tweet, Trump noted that Robert Iger, who is chief executive of ABC's parent Walt Disney Co., called Valerie Jarrett to say the network wouldn't tolerate Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about the former Obama adviser.
Trump wrote that Iger never called him to apologize for "the HORRIBLE statements" that have been said about him on ABC. Tweeted Trump: "Maybe I just didn't get the call."
The President reveled in the show's success this spring, especially after Barr's character came out as a supporter of his policies.
Roseanne Barr is partly blaming Ambien for the racially offensive tweet that led to her show's cancellation, but the maker of the insomnia drug quickly retorted that "racism is not a known side effect." In Barr's tweet, she compared Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape.
Hours after ABC axed her show for her offensive tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett — and quickly breaking a promise to stay off Twitter — the comedian was back on the social media platform.
She urged people not to defend her and said of her Jarrett tweet that she was "ambien tweeting" at 2 a.m.
That led to the response on Twitter by the drug maker Sanofi.
People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.— Sanofi US (@SanofiUS) May 30, 2018