In the wake of the controversy surrounding Roseanne Barr, President Trump on Thursday lashed out at Disney CEO Bob Iger asking why Iger did not apologize for a corrected ABC News report late last year.
“Iger, where is my call of apology?” Trump asked in a tweet Thursday morning.
“You and ABC have offended millions of people, and they demand a response. How is Brian Ross doing? He tanked the market with an ABC lie, yet no apology. Double Standard!” he added.
Trump was referring to a report, which the network was quick to correct, that said the president had directed former national security adviser Michael Flynn to make contact with Russian officials during the campaign.
ABC, which is owned by Disney, issued an apology after the report and suspended Ross for four weeks.
“We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday. The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process,” ABC said in a statement last December. “As a result of our continued reporting over the next several hours ultimately we determined the information was wrong and we corrected the mistake on air and online.”
But Trump continues to beg for attention and wants the network to bow down to him and issue a public apology to him personally.
Iger, where is my call of apology? You and ABC have offended millions of people, and they demand a response. How is Brian Ross doing? He tanked the market with an ABC lie, yet no apology. Double Standard!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2018
Trump’s latest tweet comes after the network canceled its hit reboot of “Roseanne” after Barr tweeted that former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was a child of the Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood and the movie “Planet of the Apes.”
Iger, who reportedly apologized to Jarrett, said in a tweet on Tuesday that canceling the show was the network’s only option.