The White House says President Donald Trump isn’t defending Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet about a former Obama adviser.
Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump’s tweet Wednesday was intended to point out media bias against him.
Trump tweeted that the CEO of ABC’s parent company called Valerie Jarrett to say the network wouldn’t tolerate Barr’s tweet about her. Trump wrote that CEO Bob Iger never call him to apologize for “”the HORRIBLE statements” that have been said about him on ABC. Trump tweeted that maybe he “just didn’t get the call.”
Sanders faulted some networks for not covering Trump’s signing Wednesday of legislation giving terminally ill patients the right to try unapproved drugs.
She also faulted Iger for not apologizing to Trump after ESPN personality Jemele Hill called Trump a “white supremacist.”