Sarah Sanders Rips ‘Double Standard’ of Roseanne Backlash, Cites Keith Olbermann, Jemele Hill, Kathy Griffin
The other shoe has dropped for President Donald Trump vis-à-vis the Roseanne debacle, in the form of the White House press corps asking White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders why the heck he hasn’t said anything about it yet.
NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell was the one to break the ice.
“Has the president spoken to Roseanne Barr who we know has been a longtime friend of his and why did he choose to address the ABC apology instead of the underlying issue of concerns about a racist comment that she tweeted out?” she asked.
“I’m not aware of any conversations that have taken place,” Sanders responded. “The president [is] simply calling out the media bias. No one’s defending what [Roseanne] said. The president is the president of all Americans and he’s focused on doing what is best for our country.”
“The president is pointing to the hypocrisy in the media saying that the most horrible things about this president and nobody addresses it,” Sanders continued, referring heavily to her notes on the dais. “Where was [Walt Disney Company CEO] Bob Iger‘s apology to the White House staff for Jemele Hill calling the president and anyone associated with him a white supremacist? To Christians around the world for Joy Behar calling Christianity a mental illness? [Behar did apologize for this remark.] Where was the apology for Kathy Griffin going on a profane rant against the president on The View after a photo showed her holding President Trump’s decapitated head? And where was the apology from Bob Iger for ESPN hiring Keith Olbermann after his numerous expletive-laced tweets attacking the president as a Nazi and even expanding his role after that attack against the president’s family?”
“This is a double standard that the president is speaking about. No one is defending her comments. They are inappropriate. But that is point he was making,” Sanders concluded.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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