In a tweet posted May 30, the President wondered why Iger called the subject of Barr's racist joke, former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, to tell her ABC "does not tolerate comments like those" when Iger has not done the same with Trump. "Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the frightful statements made and said about me on ABC". Barr added, "It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting - it was memorial day too - I went 2 far & do not want it defended".
And President Donald Trump finally weighed in on the rapidly unfolding controversy Wednesday, questioning why the head of ABC parent company Disney had called Valerie Jarrett the target of Barrs racist comments to apologize, when he hadnt received similar treatment.
And then she faced reality.
Among her multiple apologies, Barr said sorry to the show staff and cast who lost their jobs as a result of the Twitter rant.
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Barr, who last night retweeted people who were going after some of the View hosts, apologized but also said she was "Ambien tweeting" and continued to retweet people who were raising questions about Jarrett's background.
As previously reported, the star returned Tuesday evening for a round of tweeting in which she asked fans not to defend her or boycott ABC over the cancellation. She said of the Jarrett tweet, "It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting". Others believe that her personal comments on Twitter should not have impacted the sitcom.
Roseanne responded to statements like those by writing, "I'm exhausted of being attacked & belittled more than other comedians who have said worse". Sykes had responded to Barrs invective by announcing via Twitter that she wouldnt return to the show.
This is the same White House that called for the firing of ESPN columnist Jemele Hill after she tweeted that Trump was a white supremacist following Trump's seeming reluctance to criticize the white supremacists responsible for a violent rally in Charlottesville.