Trump escalates fight with ABC after 'Roseanne' cancellation

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The executive producer of "Roseanne", which came back this spring after being gone for two decades and instantly became television's second most popular comedy, said he supported ABC's decision.

The news sent shock waves throughout the TV industry, since the "Roseanne" revival had been the network's biggest hit of the season, and also because this wasn't the first time Barr had posted or re-tweeted comments that many felt were, at best, buying into unproven conspiracy theories, and, at worst, bigoted.

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"'. "You throw me under the bus. nice!" she wrote.

President Donald Trump points to a member of the audience before being introduced during a "Made in America", product showcase featuring items created in each of the USA 50 states, at the White House, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Washington. Taking to Twitter, Trump wanted to know why the United States network said sorry to Jarrett, but not to him for statements that were made on the network about him. That led the drug maker Sanofi to say on social media that "racism is not a known side effect" of their product. That's partly why Barr attacked her. Barr frequently uses her Twitter account to deride Democrats. "That's why I had wished that it wasn't so sudden".

When the assistant returned after more than four hours, he was "really, really upset because she'd given him an apron, made him go outside in the heat and make burgers for him and some others". It was a joke in awful taste; even so, the cancellation of her highly rated show seems an incredibly harsh response, especially when one considers that Disney employs people who have said much, much worse things.

Roseanne Barr blames the sleeping pill Ambien for her racist tweet
The actress had said she was going to quit Twitter after apologizing to Valerie, but she didn't stay silent for long. Barr blamed the prescription drug, which is made by Sanofi , for her early-morning Twitter rantings in an apology.

And she said she thinks the reason ABC pulled the plug was a threatened boycott by advertisers.

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

John Goodman broke his silence about the Roseanne Barr controversy and tentatively spoke about the cancellation of the "Roseanne" reboot by assuring fans that "everything's fine" and that he was not in the running to "get an Emmy anyway", Entertainment Tonight reported. It was fairly demeaning when he'd gone there to ask her to sign papers.

Fox News personality Tomi Lahren cautioned "fellow conservatives" not to play "mental gymnastics trying to justify" Barr's tweet. "I'm hoping that happens with Roseanne", he said.

"Now when they hear somebody like Roseanne make this comparison, they know where it comes from and they know it's not a joke", Ellis explained.

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