White House sides with Roseanne after show is cancelled over racist tweet

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President Donald Trump has broken his silence on the cancellation of "Roseanne".

What he didn't say is just as notable.

Long before her racist tweet to Valerie Jarrett, Arnold was aware of her social media behavior and told Cooper that he was surprised that ABC chose to revive the show because of that.

"Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that "ABC does not tolerate comments like those" made by Roseanne Barr", Trump tweeted Wednesday. "I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but...don't defend it please". Goodman said "you've heard more than I have" when he was asked about talk that he would get his own show.

Both Trump and Barr have been longtime supporters of each other.

Even with Barr having issued an apology for her comment, it's unlikely that the series could continue on another network and still hit the same level of ratings that it was at before her comment, as the outcry against her has been quite significant.

And Barr pointed a finger at Wanda Sykes, the show's consulting producer, for ultimately causing the show's demise.

"I tend to be pretty forgiving to people who feel they can get a good show out there and keep the star in check, and you usually can, because a lot of stars can be problematic", said Garth Ancier, a veteran television executive who ran entertainment programming at Fox, NBC and the WB networks.

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Wednesday that she is not aware of any new calls between Trump and Barr.

This last tweet she noticed seems to suggest that the Obama couple may have something to do with the cancelation of Roseanne because she mocked their Netflix deal before.

"Her tweets kept coming Wednesday morning, touching on everything from religion ("I'm a Jew making fun of Hitler, bigot", she defensively responded to a user who shared a photo of her from 2009, when she was slammed for posing as Adolf Hitler for a satirical magazine) to backing off on fully blaming the Ambien that she said she had taken".

Meanwhile, Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, clapped back at Barr.

Barr compared Jarrett to "Planet of the Apes" and the Muslim Brotherhood, then claimed she was just joking. The tweet was widely condemned as racist.

When her attack caught fire on Twitter, Iger and his deputies moved quickly to cancel the show.

Jarrett revealed that Bob Iger, the head of ABC parent company Disney, telephoned her personally to tell her the network was cancelling the show.

"I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway", Goodman says in a video released by ET. He is implying that he is the victim of a liberal media double standard.