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Valerie Jarrett Blames Trump For Roseanne Barr's 'Racist' Tweet


By now, even the least plugged-in technophobe has heard about Roseanne Barr. The TV star said something stupid on Twitter and ABC canceled her show.
What you may not have heard was the target of her jibe saying that President Trump is (somehow) to blame for Barr's supposedly racist rant.
For the record, Barr on Tuesday night blamed the sleep drug Ambien (hey, it worked for Patrick Kennedy after he smashed his Ford Mustang into a barrier near Capitol Hill in the wee hours of the morning in May 2006. Funny, ABC News even ran a story back then headlined: "Kennedy's Crash Highlights Dangers of Ambien").
But keep in mind that's a Kennedy, the liberal media's all-time family of darlings. Remember when Ted Kennedy killed a girl? No biggie said the MSM.
Barr also said that when she tweeted that former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett looked like the lovechild of the "Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes," she "mistakenly thought she was white." (Jarrett is one-quarter black — each of her parents had black parents).
In the aftermath, Jarrett took the high road. "First of all, I think we have to turn it into a teaching moment. I'm fine. I'm worried about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers coming to their defense," she said in a statement.
"The person walking down the street minding their own business and they see someone clinging to their purse or walk across the street... or every black parent I know who has a boy who has to sit down and have a conversation, the talk as we call it. Those ordinary examples of racism that happen every single day."
But then Jarrett went to tape an MSNBC town hall to address "Everyday Racism in America" with hosts Joy Reid (ha!) and Chris Hayes. On the show, she blamed President Trump — while not naming him.
"The tone does start up at the top, and we like to look up to our president and feel as though he reflects the values of our country," Jarrett said, sitting alongside race-baiter Rev. Al Sharpton.
That's right, what a TV star said on Twitter is Trump's fault. Let that sink in.
For her part, Barr is taking full responsibility. "Guys I did something unforgivable so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was Ambien tweeting — it was a memorial day too — I went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible," she wrote Tuesday night on Twitter.
But for the Left, it's simply got to be Trump's fault.
If it's a conservative.
If it's a Kennedy, then it was the Ambien.

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