White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday insisted that President Donald Trump was right to demand an apology from ABC after the network fired Roseanne Barr over a racist tweet.
During Wednesday’s White House briefing, Sanders was asked why Trump made the firing about himself instead of condemning Barr’s remarks comparing a black former White House staffer to an “ape.”
“The president is pointing out the media bias,” Sanders said. “The president is the president of all Americans.”
Sanders then launched into a rant, naming liberal personalities who she claimed were given preferential treatment by the media.
“He’s simply pointing out the bias, the president is pointing to the hypocrisy,” she insisted. “People say the most horrible things about this president and nobody addresses it.”
According to Sanders, Disney CEO Bob Iger owed Trump an apology after ESPN contributor Jemele Hill insulted him.
Sanders said that “Christians around the world” were also owed apology from ABC host Joy Behar, who once called religion a “mental illness.”
“Where was the apology when Kathy Griffin went going on a profane rant on The View after a photo showed her holding the president’s decapitated head?” Sanders demanded to know. “Where was the apology from Bob Iger for ESPN hiring Keith Olbermann after his numerous expletive-laced tweets referring to the president as a Nazi, and even expanding Olbermann’s role.”
“This is a double standard that the president is speaking about,” the press secretary concluded.
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