Roseanne Barr Blames Ambien For Racist Tweet In String Of New Apologies

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The president tweeted that Disney CEO Bob Iger should apologize to Trump for past comments about him made on ABC because Iger had apologized to Valerie Jarrett, the subject of Roseanne Barr's racist tweet.

"Roseanne's recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show", she tweeted.

"He wanted me to know before he made it public that he was canceling the show", Jarrett said Tuesday.

Paramount Network, TV Land, and CMT will all cease broadcasting episodes of the show following Roseanne Barr's racist and antisemitic tweets that resulted in ABC cancelling the reboot.

In the tweet Barr said Jarrett was "a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and the "Planet of the Apes".

Roseanne Barr lashed out at her sitcom son Wednesday for throwing her "under the bus" - after he "vehemently" condemned her racist tweetstorm.

"No, I understand her position and why she said what she said", Barr said. "I understand her position and why she said what she said", Roseanne writes, "i forgive her".

CNN's Brian Stelter reviewed how Barr has been "posting in a manic way" and noted her now-deleted tweet talking about how "unforgivable" her tweet was and how she "was ambien tweeting".

The apology was not enough for ABC, which announced soon afterward that it would not return "Roseanne" to the air, as planned, for a second season beginning in the fall.

"I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in when that would be acceptable and then you could come to work the next day and still have a job", Meghan McCain said on "The View" earlier this month, after the Sadler story broke.

"I have only taken Ambien once ... but I don't remember one of the side-effects being racism", CNN's John Berman tweeted. In her apology, Barr admitted she "did something unforgivable" and "made a mistake". "Maybe I just didn't get the call?" the president tweeted. "You don't have to look in the faces of those you're attacking", she said. "No one can deny that", Fisheman wrote in response. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted two of Barr's statements about Soros, although not the remark about Jarrett.

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