Via the Washington Post:
Trump, who has personally congratulated Barr on the initial success of “Roseanne,” finally weighed in on the rapidly unfolding controversy Wednesday. Trump questioned why the head of ABC parent company Disney had called Valerie Jarrett — the target of Barr’s racist comments — to apologize, when he hadn’t received similar treatment.
“Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that ‘ABC does not tolerate comments like those’ made by Roseanne Barr,” Trump tweeted. “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?”
The sign of a truly immature and undeveloped personality is that no matter what the situation — in this case a racist getting her due comeuppance — it always comes down to “Hey, but what about ME?” He was even able to take a solemn occasion such as Memorial Day and make it all about him. (By the way, saying “Happy Memorial Day!” is like saying “Happy Good Friday!” or “Happy Yom Kippur!” It’s supposed to be a day of reflection, not celebration.)
But if Trump really wants to bring up how being president makes you a target of HORRIBLE statements, perhaps he ought to look in the mirror at the things he’s said or tweeted over the years about his predecessor, starting with the whole birtherism number and going on to the “spying” on him during the campaign. Or perhaps he’s forgotten the entire chorus of banshee calls from the right-wing nutsery about the Clintons and the Obamas.
Roseanne can blame it on the Ambien (which is a bullshit excuse), but in the case of Trump, it’s just the fact he’s never gotten past the level of kindergarten schoolyard behavior.