White House press secretary Sarah Sanders floored the room Wednesday after being asked about the cancellation of the TV show “Roseanne.”
“Has the president spoken to Roseanne Barr, who we know has been a longtime friend of his? Why did he choose to address the ABC apology instead of the underlying issue of concerns about a racist comment that she tweeted out?” a reporter asked.
“I’m not aware of any conversations that have taken place. The president is simply calling out the media bias. No one’s defending what she said. The president is the president of all Americans, and he is focused on doing what is best for our country, and you can see that in the actions that he has taken,” Sanders said, rattling off a number of Trump accomplishments.
Sanders also referenced President Trump’s tweet Wednesday asking why ABC hasn’t apologized to Trump.
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
“The president’s pointing to the hypocrisy in the media, saying that the most horrible things about this president, and nobody addresses it,” she said. “Where was Bob Iger’s apology to the White House staff for Jemelle Hill calling the president and anyone associated with him a white supremacist, to Christians around the world for Joy Behar calling Christianity a mental illness? Where was the apology for Kathy Griffin going on a profane rant against the president on ‘The View’ after a photo showed her holding President Trump’s decapitated head?”
“Where was the apology from Bob Iger for ESPN hiring Keith Olbermann after his numerous expletive tweets attacking Trump as a Nazi and even expanding Olbermann’s role after that attack against the president’s family. This is a double standard that the president is speaking about. No one is defending her comments. They’re inappropriate, but that’s point that he was making,” she added. (RELATED: ‘The Last One We Would Call On To Make A Deal’ — Sarah Sanders Blasts Chuck Schumer Into Orbit)