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Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera, Dana Perino Call Out Trump for Failing to Condemn Roseanne’s Racism

On Fox News’ The Five today, two of the show’s co-hosts called out President Trump for not directly condemning Roseanne Barr‘s racism in his tweet.

Rather than saying anything about Barr’s comments, the President instead decided to air a personal grievance about Disney CEO Bob Iger:

And then Sarah Huckabee Sanders kept the double standard complaint going at today’s press briefing.

Geraldo Rivera said on The Five today Trump should’ve made a point of condemning Barr’s racism:

“The President missed an opportunity today. Here, it would have been so easy. I mean, when I was with him, I said, ‘You need more black people around.’ I think that you have an opportunity here––just a passing phrase, you know. He could say everything he said, but start it with, ‘This is abhorrent, this is awful, I don’t condone this. As much as I like her comedy, this wasn’t funny.’ It would have been easy for him to reach out and to deny the naysayers.”

And towards the end of the segment, Dana Perino agreed, saying Trump could have “owned the media” by trying to “tweet something else” instead of just “a grievance for himself.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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