'Victim-in-Chief': S.E. Cupp Slams Trump for Bizarre Attempt to Make Roseanne's Firing All About Him
It will surprise few readers that when President Donald Trump finally spoke publicly about the cancellation of Roseanne Barr's TV show over her posting of a racist tweet, his first instinct was not to discuss the deep impact of bigotry on our society.
Instead, he complained about people being mean to him.
"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?"
As S.E. Cupp explained on her HLN show "Unfiltered," Trump's reaction fit into his usual script of making things about himself. She noted that Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Barack Obama who was the target of Barr's racist tweet, argued that the incident should be a teaching moment to allow the country to recognize the racism people encounter every day.
Despite being the victim of the vitriol, Jarrett addressed the underlying problem in society. Trump, who was not implicated in the tweet at all, made it all about him and ignored the fact of racism in the United States.
"Clearly, Jarrett [is] taking the high road," she said. "As for the president? He's taking the only road he knows: victim-in-chief."
Watch the clip below:
.@secupp: "Valerie Jarrett is taking the high road with Roseanne. As for the president? He's taking the only road h… https://t.co/Rz6DqEQcEz— SE Cupp Unfiltered (@SE Cupp Unfiltered) 1527721533.0