Tweets of Infamy
Donald Trump’s behavior is often as coarse, offensive, and weird as that of Roseanne Barr, the American comic whose TV show was canceled last month after she posted a racist broadside on Twitter. But, unlike Barr's unfiltered thoughts, Trump's can change the fate of the world.
NEW YORK – Roseanne Barr is an American comedian whose fictional TV character of the same name is a working-class Trump supporter. For those who remember the show “All in the Family,” she might be usefully compared to Archie Bunker, the crude proletarian patriarch from Queens, New York.
Barr’s show was swiftly canceled late last month by the television network ABC, not for anything her “character” said in her show, but for a tweet in which she described Valerie Jarrett, an African-American former adviser to Barack Obama, as the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and “Planet of the Apes.”
Some of the reactions were predictable, though no less strange for that. President Donald Trump tweeted that ABC had never apologized for the “horrible statements made and said” about him on the network, and that another comedian, Samantha Bee, should be fired for using offensive language about his daughter Ivanka.