After a day of Roseanne Barr's racist comments about a former Obama aide dominating the news cycle, President Donald Trump managed to make the star's firing about himself — and Twitter isn't soon to let him off the hook.
In a mid-day tweet, Trump suggested Disney CEO Bob Iger exhibited a double standard when he apologized to Obama aide Valerie Jarrett for Barr's racist tweet comparing her to an ape but never extended the same courtesy to the president for making a "HORRIBLE" statements about him.
Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Ros… https://t.co/6mbr4M5sW2— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1527694261.0
While that statement remains unknown, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Hanrahan noted that Iger "quit Trump's business advisory council back in June 2017" after he decided to leave the Paris climate accords, and later called the president's cancellation of DACA "cruel and misguided."
Maggie Haberman, a New York Times journalist who has herself been in the president's crosshairs, succinctly summed it up when she suggested Trump is like a child whining "mememememe."
Mememememe https://t.co/xIRAF7Ymah— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman) 1527694369.0
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), meanwhile, pointed out that Trump weighed in on the Barr scandal but has remained mum about a report showing that "more Americans died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria than were killed by Hurricane Katrina, on 9/11, or at Pearl Harbor."
Yesterday we found out that more Americans died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria than were killed by Hurricane… https://t.co/2pta1QQoDN— Rep. Don Beyer (@Rep. Don Beyer) 1527695358.0
Check out more responses below:
Sarah Sanders said just yesterday that President Trump was not focused on things like this. https://t.co/J3YK3wmLxP— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins) 1527694702.0
This tweet manages to thread the needle of aggravating people who are anti-Roseanne while at the same time not in a… https://t.co/sC9yvQjnfZ— W. Kamau Bell (@W. Kamau Bell) 1527697361.0
.@PressSec: "The President has been extremely focused... He’s focused on North Korea, he’s focused on trade deals,… https://t.co/zjjdoE5U0Y— Ryan Struyk (@Ryan Struyk) 1527694704.0
And there it is. The Rich Privileged White guy just made himself a victim of racism. There is literally nothing Tru… https://t.co/DvHMI6l0n1— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) 1527695082.0
Trump is a perfect specimen of the mindset of a racist. There’s no room for empathy for others because of a constan… https://t.co/IsSZhRzgt9— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton) 1527694613.0
Do not dare think otherwise, #algop, Donald Trump cares deeply about each and every one of you, thinks daily about… https://t.co/bhWt3IrqRY— Rob Shattuck (@Rob Shattuck) 1527697467.0
Maybe you were out playing golf? https://t.co/WjQLZeFlmH— Jimmy Kimmel (@Jimmy Kimmel) 1527695974.0
Remember when he called a bunch of NFL players "Sons of Bitches" and didn't apologize for that https://t.co/xngkhTEUSk— Alex Barrett (@Alex Barrett) 1527697458.0
But we are trusting this ⬇️ fragile ego to negotiate with North Korea. https://t.co/t7xhFTrmhO— Ruben Gallego (@Ruben Gallego) 1527696161.0
Jesus fucking christ you pathetic man-child. https://t.co/sbsUk6xds5— jesuschristwhenwillitend (@jesuschristwhenwillitend) 1527697470.0
While it is by no means his worst character trait, it may be the most annoying: Self-pity. Oh, poor Donnie, everyon… https://t.co/D5mDPloVFA— Richard Stengel (@Richard Stengel) 1527696983.0