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 Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
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.”
Iger quit Trump's business advisory council back in June 2017, in protest over the US exit from the Paris climate accords. Later, he called Trump's decision to end DACA "cruel and misguided." https://t.co/BV6dgpcxHY
— Tim Hanrahan (@TimJHanrahan) May 30, 2018
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.”
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 Katrina, on 9/11, or at Pearl Harbor.
Trump blew off the relief effort and hasn't said one word about Puerto Rico today. Instead he's whining about Roseanne Barr. https://t.co/31nJ2U0VEr
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) May 30, 2018
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Sarah Sanders said just yesterday that President Trump was not focused on things like this. https://t.co/J3YK3wmLxP
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 30, 2018
[NARRATOR] The president was still sensitive about the many barbs made about his African-American heritage during the campaign. https://t.co/Lw6ePlZOhT
— Arrested America (@ArrestedAmerica) May 30, 2018
This tweet manages to thread the needle of aggravating people who are anti-Roseanne while at the same time not in any way supporting Roseanne. And then lastly making it all about him. The petty is strong in this one. https://t.co/W7duPI9Waz
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) May 30, 2018
.@PressSec: "The President has been extremely focused… He’s focused on North Korea, he’s focused on trade deals, he’s focused on rebuilding our military, the economy and that’s what he’s spending his time on — not responding to other things." https://t.co/acUo5lvQVk
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) May 30, 2018
And there it is. The Rich Privileged White guy just made himself a victim of racism. There is literally nothing Trump can't make about himself. In the third person, apparently.
Trump is the personification of auto-fellatio. https://t.co/A7gmdag8Wn
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) May 30, 2018
Trump is a perfect specimen of the mindset of a racist. There’s no room for empathy for others because of a constant self-obsession. https://t.co/3sPYGwehru
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) May 30, 2018
Do not dare think otherwise, #algop, Donald Trump cares deeply about each and every one of you, thinks daily about you, and goes to bed at night with you on his mind. #alpolitics https://t.co/nnPoTnbibk
— Rob Shattuck (@RobShattuckAL06) May 30, 2018
Remember when he called a bunch of NFL players "Sons of Bitches" and didn't apologize for that https://t.co/xngkhTEUSk
— Alex Barrett (@AlexJBarrett94) May 30, 2018
But we are trusting this ⬇️ fragile ego to negotiate with North Korea. https://t.co/t7xhFTrmhO
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) May 30, 2018
Jesus fucking christ you pathetic man-child. https://t.co/sbsUk6xds5
— jesuschristwhenwillitend (@KLPyouknowme) May 30, 2018
While it is by no means his worst character trait, it may be the most annoying: Self-pity. Oh, poor Donnie, everyone's out to get you. In addition to the narcissism, it is also typically part of the authoritarian personality mix of autocrats. That's the danger. https://t.co/ExURb0sA9Z
— Richard Stengel (@stengel) May 30, 2018
Mr. President, it's astonishing that you see yourself as a victim! You are a narcissist's narcissist. https://t.co/5curqRscPZ
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) May 30, 2018