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Valerie Jarrett, the Obama aide targeted by Roseanne

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Angelica Greene | 30 May, 2018, 19:35

The maker of a sleep-aid drug has something to say about Roseanne Barr seeming to blame the pill for her infamous racist tweet.

"Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the terrible statements made and said about me on ABC", Trump wrote.

"Maybe I just didn't get the call?" he added in a fit of sarcasm.

"I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans".

Roseanne Barr's self-titled sitcom "Roseanne" was canceled Tuesday by ABC after Barr sent a racist tweet about former Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. In a response to a comment about Jarrett, Barr had said: "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj". When asked what the president's reaction was to Barr's tweets, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the president has been "focused" on North Korea, trade and the economy.

"Don't feel sorry for me, guys!", Barr said in a tweet late on Tuesday.

Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter early Wednesday morning after having initially told the general public that she would be removing herself from the social media platform.

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She zig-zagged between apologizing for her foul Twitter behavior and retweeting memes that made her apology sound insincere.

Dictionary.com is throwing shade at Roseanne Barr and her claims that Ambien resulted in her racially insensitive tweet that led to ABC's cancellation of Roseanne. But her show drew praise from President Donald Trump, who attributed its popularity in part to his supporters.

"We don't have much on this network", Kimmel joked.

One message she re-tweeted on Wednesday falsely accused the Hungary-born Jewish billionaire of collaborating with the Nazis.

More than 18 million people on average have watched the reboot of "Roseanne" this season, according to Nielsen Co.

Barr faced repeated backlash in recent months for stoking conspiracy theories online. "Therefore, we are removing the original Roseanne series from the Laff schedule for the time being, effective immediately", a Laff spokesperson said in a statement.

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