Ambien maker to Roseanne: 'Racism is not a known side effect'


ABC cancels 'Roseanne' following Roseanne Barr's racist Twitter rant

Less than 24 hours after one of President Donald Trump's favorite ABC shows was canceled, the President offered his two-cents on the "Roseanne" racism scandal via Twitter on Wednesday.

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show", Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement Tuesday. "Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the awful statements made and said about me on ABC", Trump tweeted.

Barr later thanked one of her fans for defending her, writing, "I'm not a racist, just an idiot who made a bad joke. thank you for defending me tho".

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who appeared alongside Jarrett in the MSNBC town hall, had harsh words for Barr and for Trump, who he said had long engaged in "dog-whistling" to racists.

Roseanne Barr Tweeted a comment about former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett that many are calling racist.

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At the same time, a team of US government officials left US Yokota Air Base in Japan for Singapore on Monday, NHK said. Trump told reporters that they are still considering Singapore as the venue for their talks.

Earlier in the day, Barr sparked backlash when she tweeted, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj". In response to Michael calling Roseanne's comments "reprehensible and intolerable" and saying that he's "always lived and taught my children to be inclusive", Roseanne replied, "I created the platform for that inclusivity and you know it. Me". Both Barr and her TV character, Roseanne Conner, voiced support for Trump. Although she has since apologized and deleted the tweet, the damage was already done.

The comic later apologized, saying she would be "leaving twitter" indefinitely. On Monday, Barr regurgitated a rumor that Clinton had married a nephew of Soros - a rumor that was popularized by actor and Trump supporter Scott Baio shortly before the 2016 presidential election.

On Tuesday evening, the president held a rally in Nashville, Tenn., but did not mention Jarrett or Barr's comments. Barr said it was the result of "ambien tweeting", a reference to the common sleep aid medication.

In addition to the cancellation of her rebooted show, reruns of the original program, which ran for much of the 1990s, were pulled by Viacom. Barr regularly attacks liberals on Twitter and peddles fringe conspiracy theories. The series attracted 18.2 million viewers in its March debut, according to CNN.

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